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Mental Health and the Gifted

 

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.orgSTOP! If you are feeling suicidal, please stop and read this. It will only take a moment.
   
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Twice Gifted: Depression and Giftedness
Dealing with perfectionism and strategies for working with super-sensitive children.

This discusses concepts involving gifted adolescents and depression and has additional recommended reading. 

Although literature on the relationship between suicide and giftedness is scarce, as are the statistics involving suicide rates among gifted adolescents, characteristics often associated with gifted and talented young people are also viewed as suicide risk factors.

One part of giftedness is experiencing life at a deeper level than the average person — seeing beyond the facades of the world to the real and sometimes horrifying issues that lay hiding beneath.

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