Suicide and teenagers

47 0 0 0 13 6. Nina Langton had no right suicide and teenagers be depressed.

At least, that’s how she saw it. She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and was close with her parents. Like most 16-year-olds at her Connecticut high school, Nina spent much of her free time on her smartphone. Later, after her attempted suicide and during her stay at a rehabilitation facility, Nina and her therapist identified body image insecurity as the foundation of her woe. She’d stay up late in her bedroom, looking at social media on her phone, and poor sleep—coupled with an eating disorder—gradually snowballed until suicide felt like her only option. Nina’s mom, Christine Langton, has a degree in public health and works at a children’s hospital. Nina was funny, athletic, smart, personable .