Death of a year-old at a competitive high school in California leaves many asking whether too much is being asked of students. A year-old student at Newport Harbor High School, in California, ended his life last month -- despite being apparently happy and successful. He left behind several notes that are circulating online. He took care to say that he didn't want his parents or other family members to blame themselves. He talked about how much he loved his coaches. But he said that he couldn't go on anymore because of the pressure at his highly competitive high school, where going to a good college is the norm, and where parents and teachers expect top performance.
Suicide note by year-old renews debate about pressure at top high schools
Academically typically achieving adolescents were compared with students having academic difficulty on stress and suicidal ideas. In a cross-sectional study, 75 academically typically achieving adolescents were compared with students with academic difficulty and 52 students with specific learning disability SLD. Academic functioning was assessed using teacher's screening instrument, intelligence quotient, and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences index for SLD. Stress and suicidal ideas were assessed using general health questionnaire, suicide risk, and Mooney Problem Checklist MPC. Appropriate statistical methods were applied.
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