Suicide rates are at the highest they have ever been and is believed to be the second leading cause of death midst the youth. All you have to do is add other factors like sexuality and family issues such as divorce or finances, and now there is a recipe for disaster. We owe it to this child and to thousands like him to know more and do more. Only accidental deaths and homicide follow it. These statistics alone show that teenage suicide is something that needs to be dealt with. Most households have two working parents.
Along with that, 30 to 50 % have seriously considered suicide while 8 to 14% have actually attempted it. Teen suicide is now considered a national mental health problem. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. If left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. These factors plus the lack of life experience could be so much for teenagers to handle that they feel there is no other option. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity.
As youth suicides are becoming more publicized, society is gradually becoming more aware of this global concern. The lack of prenatal care leads to increased risk of anemia, miscarriage, and high blood pressure to the teenager. In this paper, I intend to define suicide, explain how common suicidal behaviors are among males and females, and examine the differences in suicidal tendencies between males and females, causes for suicide, and the ways that it can be prevented. December 13, 2004, started out like any other Saturday morning. Yet another common reason for adolescent suicides is unsuccessful love. In some ways, I can see why. They push themselves to the limit.
Studies show that 20 percent of high school students are deeply unhappy or have some kind of problem Dr. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 25 year olds. Adolescents are often told to believe that they should be the happiest people on earth, because in most cases they are not required to have jobs, pay bills, or carry a significant amount of stress. Although there are many suicides each year, there are even more suicide attempts. For every successful suicide there are fifty to one hundred adolescent suicide attempts. Suicide is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, among adolescents.
Also substance abuse is a major cause and teen pregnancy… In America, approximately 750,000 of 15 to 19-year-olds become pregnant each year. And, across the world, in those between the ages of 15 and 44, suicide is the second leading killer of women and the fourth of men. Every 13 minutes there are approximately one to two suicides in America alone, there are as many as one suicide every 40 seconds… Stress is a main factor in my life, constantly. Hence, they may take suicide as the solution to their problems and stress. The attraction towards the opposite sex grows as does the urge to satisfy developing sexual needs.
Suicidal Thoughts are Common In a recent study of 26,000 college students, it was discovered that more than half of them had had suicidal thoughts at one time or another. Also, the rate among non-white males, even thought it is still lower than the white male rate, has been rising most quickly of all. Regardless of the reason behind a person turning their thoughts towards suicide, it is important that this degrading condition in our modern day society is not swept under the rug. Some relationships can be abusive, and teenagers feel that the only way to get out of that is by committing suicide. Most teens who attempt suicide are in a deep depression. Teenagers have their own way in trying to deal with things.
. In either case, it begs each of us to wonder if our closed views of other people may be the impetus that sends another individual to their death. We should concerned about youth suicide because it is easily preventable but yet it occurs frequently. Again adding the additional stress to adjusting to a new way of living especially when you have just perfected a routine that works for you can seem impossible to some. This contributes to feelings of neglect. When someone has a depressed or sad mood that is intense and lingers almost all day, almost every day for 2 weeks or more, it may be a sign that the person has developed major depression.
The individual must find their own unique identity and have a sense of belonging at the same time. By stepping in early and eliminating these risk factors, the rate of teen suicide can go down. Sunday, July 01, 2001 By: Few readers may realize how heavy a toll is taken by suicide during the years of high school, college, and young adulthood. In fact, suicide kills teens 3 to 6 times more than homicide. One effect of stress can cause major depression within teen girls and boys. Even though most do not understand why teenagers commit suicide, the three social sciences provide information to expand our understanding of this complex issue. David Satcher, who is both knowledgeable about suicide and forcefully involved in doing something about it.