“Research led by Mark Hatzenbuehler showed that out of the 30,000 11th graders that he asked to take a poll there were 20 percent LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) attempted suicide in the 12 months before the survey while only 4 percent of heterosexual teens had.” (Welsh) According to those statistics more LGB teenagers commit suicide as opposed to straight children. Some children are able to get over their depression or anxiety by having support from loved ones or even some therapy. Due to bullying because of their sexuality these things can occur depression, anxiety, and suicide. In most cases children become depressed because they are being bullied due to their sexuality. Most time adults or even classmates are oblivious to the depression of their children or friends.
Among college students nationwide, between twenty and twenty-five percent of women reported completed of attempted rape. Among adults nationwide, more than 300,000 women and over 90,000 men reported being raped in the previous twelve months. ("Sexual Violence: Fact Sheet.") Women are more likely to be victims of rape or sexual violence than men. Seventy-eight percent of victims of women and twenty-two percent are men.
There for, 220,000 suicide attempts have been the cause of bullying. Over 14% of high school students have considered suicide and almost seven percent, have attempted. Bullying victims are two to nine times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Girls from the ages ten to fourteen are at a higher risk of suicide. Nearly 30% of students are either bullies or victims of bullying.
Although most lesbian and gay adults acknowledge their sexual orientation to themselves during adolescence, most have not “came out” by the time they enter their college or university (D’Augelli, 1991 pg. 247). Although several studies involving college students in their samples (e.g., Savin-Williams, 1990 pg. 247) no reliable estimate of the number of college students is available. The suicide rate for gays and lesbians is that most of them occur during their youth, they are twice to three times as likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts and gay and lesbian youth may constitute up to 30% of all completed suicides ( Gibson,1... ... middle of paper ... ...o them and that is being a human being.
The main two causes for teen suicide is the mental disease of depression and family problems. 90% of teen suicide victims have at least one diagnosable, active psychiatric illness at the time of death, which is most often depression, substance abuse, or behavior disorders. Only 33-50% of victims was known by their doctors as having a mental illness at the time of their death, and only 15% were in treatment at the time of death. The pressures of modern life are greater these days and competition for good grades and college admission is difficult which are extra stresses on already unsure teens. Some even think it's because there is more violence in the media.
It can range from a single episode to chronic abuse” (Shannon 24). Even more teens will face verbal or emotional abuse during a relationship, and 10 to 25 percent of girls between the ages of 15 and 24 will be the victims of rape or attempted rape ((Shannon 18). According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Education, 18 percent of females in grades 9 through 12 reported being hurt physically or sexually by a date ((Shannon 35). We use to see this problem as only belonging to families on the lowest of the socioeconomic ladder. Domestic abuse occurs across all economic, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Many could know that bullying is vi... ... middle of paper ... ... is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide and almost 7 percent have attempted it” (par1). Around the world bullying still not taken serious, many believe is a kid’s game. Many still commit suicidal because of the cause of bullying.
Each year 4,400 young people die from suicide. Ten to fourteen year old girls are at a higher risk of committing suicide. Out of the actual suicides there are one hundred attempts. 14% of high school students have admitted to considering suicide. 7% have actually attempted it.
The third leading cause of death amongst teenagers: Suicide Did you know that suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States? (4). In 1992, more teenagers and young adults died from suicide than those who died from stroke, cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined (4). Suicide is definitely a compelling problem amongst youth in the U.S today. It is estimated that 300 to 400 teen suicides occur per year in Los Angeles County; which is equivalent to one teenager lost every day (1).
Despite there being many reasons as to why people discriminate homosexuals, the most popular ones are due to their religion or cultural norm. They include acts of verbal and physical abuse towards individuals who are homosexual. For those who are homosexuals, they are verbally abused by name calling such as fag, homo or sissy more than two dozen a day. There was a survey conducted by Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and found that 86 percent of LGBT teens are being harassed at school in 2007. In 2013, 82 percent of teens had problems from previous year with bullying about sexual orientation.