Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Suicide deaths have been rising in the United States for nearly two decades, with a significant rise in the rate among youths aged 10?14. These shocking statistics are even more daunting when one considers that many more people experience suicidal thoughts. Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts explores the reasons such thoughts are on the increase, including mental illness, depression, and other factors. Through interviews with individuals who have these thoughts, the book investigates how people cope with these thoughts and how the thoughts develop and return to sometimes plague sufferers again and again. Finally, the book explores the many treatments available, including new findings on changes in the brain that may allow for more effective treatments.