It affects how that person works, family life, and social life (All About Suicide). Suicidal behaviors occur as a response to a situation that the person views as overwhelming (Disease, Condition or General Health Topic). "Someone who is profoundly depressed, the option of suicide becomes the only option, the only way to control life and end the unremitting pain" (Leone 71). One of the scariest experiences a person suffers from in their lifetime is the experience of depression. More than one out of five Americans can expect to get some form of depression in their lifetime and one out of twenty Americans have a depression disorder every year.
The answer is probably depression in the majority of cases. But it is not the only reason. There are many others such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), bipolar disease, schizophrenia, paranoia, borderline personality and many more. 19000 people aged 15 to 24 attempt suicide each year in the UK, about 800 die as a result. Girls are more likely to commit suicide than boys, however boys are more likely to succeed hence they use much more effective and violent methods.
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). Many concerned people ask, "What is going on?" and "Why is this happening?" Among many things, some suicidal youths experience family trouble, which leads them, to doubt their self-worth and make them feel unwanted, superfluous, and misunderstood. According to one study, 90 percent of suicidal teenagers believed their families did not understand them.
In 2012, 70 Australian males aged 15-19 died by suicide and 59 Australian females aged 15-19 also died this way.  Suicide can have a long lasting, negative effect on families, friends and communities. This is why suicide is such a significant health issue facing many Australian youth. Key trends shown in recent years of suicide include; suicide is much more common in males than females,  young Aboriginal Torres straight Islander males are more likely to die of suicide than other young Australian males, as are young female Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander youth.  In remote rural Australia suicide rates for young males are nearly twice those of males living in capital cities,  and that females are more likely to deliberately injure themselves than males.
Introduction Suicide is a very tragic life event for the victim, victim’s friends and family members and to society as a whole. We often hear about suicide deaths that occur in younger and middle-aged adults in the media but rarely is such attention given to elderly suicide (65 and older). In the United States there is a higher rate of suicide amongst the elderly than in any other part of the population. There are many factors to this problem, however depression among the elderly was recorded as the major contributing factor that lead them to suicide. Every elderly that committed suicide was reported to have been depressed.
Suicide and Children Suicide has become much more common in children than it used to be. For children under age 15, about 1-2 out of every 100,000 children will commit suicide. For those 15-19, about 11 out of 100,000 will commit suicide. These are statistics for children in the USA. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children ages 10-14 and the third leading cause of death for teenagers 15-19.
Adults with psychiatric illness are 20 times more likely to die from accidents or suicide than adults without psychiatric disorder.  Major depression, including bipolar affective disorder, often appears for the first time during the teenage years, and early recognition of these conditions will have profound effects on later morbidity and mortality. Is depression in adolescents a significant problem? The suicide rate for adolescents has increased more than 200% over the last decade.  Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Further, 42,773 people in the United States have committed suicide. A number of psychological states increase the risk of suicide (i.e., hopelessness, loss of pleasure in life, and depression). Depression and substance abuse are the most common effects of a suicidal death. The feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that accompany depression can fuel a downward spiral of health and self-esteem, which can have potentially deadly results: In one study of teenage suicides, 60 to 70 percent of the teenagers had been diagnosed with a depressive illness prior to their deaths. An alarming 90 percent of the sample had some form of psychiatric diagnosis -- depression, mood disorder, or substance abuse
Some rick factors include family history of suicide, family history of depression, mental health problems and incarceration (www.cdc.gov). Boys are more likely to die from Suicide than females. Of the reported suicides in the 10 to 24 age group 81 percent of deaths were males and 19 percent were females (www.cdc.gov). A number of prevention efforts are focused at detecting suicide warning signs. Suicide warning signs include someone thinking/talking about suicide, seeing a way to kill oneself, anxiety and withdrawing from people and
But so many teens’ shows signs of early depression and that could too lead up to suicide. Something has to be switched around in this system till we believe is effective. In the United States, suicide is a major cause of death to individuals 10-24 years old. “Nearly one million people die through an act of suicide each year, 50,000 of which occur in the United States.” (Viner). Trying to understand why a large number of young people face this horrifying act is difficult.