Causes of Suicide

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The number of teenager’s committing suicide is rapidly growing. Approximately 30,000 people die because of suicide a year, and 750,000 have attempted suicide. (“Suicide Causes”). There are many reasons people are committing suicide. Drug abuse, depression, low self-esteem, feeling helpless, any type of abuse, etc. People are committing suicide mainly because of bullying, abuse, and stress. Stress can come from a lot of different things, which could make somebody feel the need to take their own lives. In 2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicles, and 38,364 from suicide ("Suicide Causes"). Suicide is becoming the “go to” for a lot teenagers and young adults when they start to feel that they have nothing left. There are many teenagers or young adults committing or attempting to commit suicide thousands of times every day. Some teenagers are put under a lot of pressure which can lead to stress. Suicide is the third leading cause of deaths among young people. Peer pressure and bullying results in about 4,400 deaths per year (“Bullying and Suicide”). Bullying someone doesn’t just have to be making fun of the person, it could involve cyber bullying someone online, physically beating a person, or emotional bullying. 43% of kids have been bullied online that has led to suicide (“11 Facts about Suicide”). Suicide nearly tripled amongst African Americans over the past 5 years (“Bullying and Suicide”). So many people are being bullied, and it continues to go unnoticed for every person around. Some individuals do not think what they say to others is hurting or negative, but to others it can be destroying them and making them feel like suicide will end the hurt that being bullied is constantly causing. A few words can either ma... ... middle of paper ... ...p. 2013. Web. 20 November 2013. Portner, Jessica. "Teen Suicide: The Silent Epidemic--Part 2." Education Week Vol. 19, No.32. 19 Apr 2000: 1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 Nov 2013. Bowen, Katherine. “Recovery from emotional abuse and bullying.” The box of daughter. N.p. 2012. Web. 18 Nov 2013. Seedat, Soraya, Murray B. Stein, and David R. Forde."Association between Physical Partner Violence, Posttraumatic Stress, Childhood Trauma, and Suicide Attempts in a Community “Suicide Causes” Suicide. Suicide prevention, Awareness, and Support. N.p. Web. 20 Nov 2013. Townsend, Ellen. "Suicide Terrorists: Are they Suicidal?" Suicide & Life - Threatening Behavior 37.1 (2007): 35-49. ProQuest. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. Ajdacic-Gross, Vladeta, et al. “Methods of Suicide: World Health Organization. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 86.9 (2008): ProQuest. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.

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