The following statistics are very troubling

  • Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2015 CDC WISQARS)
  • Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2015 CDC WISQARS)
  • More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
  • Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12.
  • Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs

This young man brings the crisis that hair loss has in many young men. Maybe suicide it not the most common option, but when it does happen it is a real tragedy. Depression and many accompanying psychological conditions run parallel to the stress brought on by hair loss. I know that I personally spend a lot of time when I identify such men and I am not always successful because the accompanying infrastructure in my practice just isn’t there. Maybe by posting this, I can bring this to the attention of our readers so that they will be aware when one of their friends or family find themselves in situations like those defined above.

The following was posted on Reddit, a hair loss forum where many young men meet and share their hair loss problems:

(Serious, long) We need a real cure. The amount of suicide posts is too high. from tressless