teen suicide Suicide is a major issue among teens. In 1990 alone we lost more than 13 out of 100, 000 teens to suicide. This number increased by 15% less than one year later. When suicide is discussed in schools students take it very seriously because they know that at least two people in their class will attempt suicide.
When there are suicide prevention discussions most feel their is no hope. “Youth still see psychiatry as a pretty scary system,” says Lynn Chia rell, satellite program coordinator for Youth Net (Youth Net).
“When you look at what happened at Columbine, it’s pretty obvious those kids had real problems but everyone just ignored it. We want to prevent that from happening here at Youth Net.” When suicidal teens see that there are people who care, they feel they have someone to talk to.
Most teens that are thinking about suicide won’t talk about their feelings. This is why it is important that if someone brings the issue up you talk to them and ask them about their feelings and tell them you care. If we can get more people to at least consider suicide being an open issue it is a big step in teen suicide prevention. Every teenager has mood swings and habit changes. But when a teen seems to be depressed for more than two weeks, serious depression could be setting in (APA Online).
” Young people who have attempted suicide are at greater risk of future attempts.
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Listen for hints like, ” I’d be better off dead” or ” I won’t be a problem for you much longer” or ” Nothing matters; It’s no use,” so you can tell if your teen is suicidal. Many suicide cases are by teens who abuse alcohol or drugs. Some teenagers “clean house” by giving away favorite possessions, cleaning their rooms or throwing things away before committing suicide. Some of the most dangerous times of a teen’s life is when he or she has suffered a loss or been publicly humiliated, Loss of self-esteem, the break up with a boyfriend or girlfriend. When this happens suicide is often a reoccurring thought. When you know that something like this has happened you should talk to the teen about how they feel.
Young people in today’s society have it tough. They deal with divorce, death and illness. Teens have to deal with complex decisions and peer pressure every day. When teens deal with everyday problems they feel they are not able to cope and their is no one to help them or cares. Many teens think they will never commit suicide or have suicidal thoughts. This is not something that happens to other people.
It can be a reality in any family. Fear of suicide keeps us from learning every detail about suicide that we need to know. Depressed teens frequently communicate their despair before they commit suicide. Teens tend to reflect their feelings with action rather than words. They are likely to withdrawal from others, complain of boredom and have a difficult time concentrating.
School work tends to suffer and changes in personality may occur. For every young person who actually does commit suicide, there are many others who try and fail. By some estimates, for every successful suicide there are twenty or more attempts. One careful study indicates that two percent of all high-school students have made at least one suicide attempt, while another study suggests that half of all teenagers have seriously considered suicide at some point.