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Youth suicide has slowly been crawling its way up the cause of death list and is now the third leading cause of death in youth from ages ten to twenty-four year olds (Washington State Department of Health “Teen Suicide”). Youth suicide is a growing social problem that needs to be brought to attention before any more young lives can be taken. Suicidal behavior is thinking or acting towards your own death. Wanting to die, or attempting to take your life is suicidal behavior. Every year, approximately 4,600 young lives are taken because of suicide (Washington State Department of Health “Teen Suicide”).
(www.teendepression.org). Depression can be spread through families if there is a history of depression. Detecting depression is not always easy to detect because in teens depression and normal teenage moodiness is hard to differentiate. Teens that suffers from depression can lead to failure in school, alcohol or and other drug use and even suicide. There are 15 to 20% of American teens that are involved in depression.
Indeed bullying and suicide are connected but the connection is much deeper than the media and general public believe. After being bullied children can have an unidentified mental disorder that can lead to suicide. Also depression and anxiety caused by bullying can majorly influence a child’s decision in taking their life. Social problems and problems at home can lead to a child feeling unwanted and unwilling to live. Bullying can majorly play a part in suicide.
In addition, psychological conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are all crucial warning signs to be alert for that imply suicidal thoughts (“Teen Suicide” 2). Adolescents may experience alters in eating or sleeping habits which can fall under both physical and emotional warning signs (Mehta 3). Additional signs that falls under both physical and... ... middle of paper ... ...vercome suicidal tendencies. (“Teen Suicide” 5,6). To be brief, teen suicide is a major problem and should be taken seriously as it can be prevented.
Portes, Sandhu, and Longwell-Grice’s article “Understanding Adolescent Suicide: A Psychological Interpretation of Developmental and Contextual Factors” discusses adolescent suicide, and the factors that influence the idea of suicide in adolescents. The purpose of the study is to observe the main causes of suicide among three different groups; preadolescent, adolescent, and young adults (806). Portes, Sandhu, and Longwell-Grice acknowledge how experiences as a preadolescent can affect future characteristics of a person. Many people believe preadolescents are unable to have thoughts of suicide planning because of their innocence, but they are wrong. Considering death can be an idea from almost anyone.
Immune system, deregulated due to stress leading to lymphocytes lowering and increased production of C-reactive protein. We tend to navigate toward people of similar interests and behavior. An unhealthy living environment whether it is emotional, physical or sexual abuse takes a toll on anyone. However for teenagers it is harder for them to cope with all the stress and stressors of life, they tend to navigate toward drugs, alcohol, and sex as a way to escape the pain, troubles of life for a while, they fall deeper into a depression state, and they may turn to suicide just to get out. “Individuals with a history of sexu... ... middle of paper ... ...ology.
Retrieved from https://www.afsp.org/advocacy-public-policy/federal-policy/garrett-lee-smith-memorial-act-programs King, K. (2006). Practical strategies for preventing adolescent suicide. Prevention Researcher, 13(3), 8-11. Retrieved from http://madonnaezp.liblime.com/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.madonnaezp.liblime.com/docview/61922041?accountid=27927 Miers, D., Abbott, D., & Springer, P. R. (2012). A phenomenological study of family needs following the suicide of a teenager.