The American Academy of Pediatrics, the US Surgeon General and several other associations have declared the state of child and adolescent mental health a national emergency.
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24 in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
WSOC Channel 9′s Scott Wickersham spoke to Rachel and Rafael Rosado about the struggle their 19-year-old son Matias, who died by suicide in 2021, faced.
'There's help out there:' Community unites for suicide prevention 'Out of the Darkness' walk, Rafael Rosado of the Matias Rosado Foundation is interviewed.
Dr. Michele S. Berk, clinical psychologist at Stanford Univ.