Many people are working for the prevention of teen suicide. Teen suicide needs to be viewed as a serious problem, analyzed, and prevented. Teen suicide affects many teens. The number of teen suicide has tripled since the 1950’s (Peacock, 6). It is the third leading cause of death for young people and the second leading death among high school and college students (Schleifer, 7).
Suicide among our nation’s youth, a population very vulnerable to self-destructive emotions, has perhaps received the most discussion of late. Maybe this is because teenage suicide seems the most tragic—lives lost before they’ve even started. Yet, while all of this recent focus is good, it’s only the beginning. We cannot continue to lose so many lives unnecessarily. Some Basic Facts In 1996, more teenagers and young adults died of suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and influenza, and chronic lung disease combined.
The charity Depression Alliance estimates that each year there are around 19,000 suicide attempts by UK adolescents whilst more than 2 million children attend GP's surgeries with some kind of psychological or emotional problem. These are very shocking statistics because at the number of suicide attempts by teens seem to be very high. What is the reason behind this? Why do so many teens commit suicide? The answer is probably depression in the majority of cases.
Intro/Thesis - Suicide is at an alarming increasing rate. However, this matter continues to remain a stigmatic topic. Unless there is more awareness and prevention, suicide will continue to rise. Statistics According to the Center for Control of Disease and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States of America. Researchers at the CDC National Center for Health Statistics claim suicide rates have increased since 1999 in everyone from pre-teens to the elderly.
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”).
Suicide can affect almost anyone at any age. With more than 800,000 individuals estimated to die by suicide globally each year, it is imperative that efforts be made to improve the identification of individuals at elevated risk for suicide (Podlogar). Among those ages 15-19 years, suicide is the third leading cause
Overcrowding of prisons due to mass incarceration is among one of the biggest problems in America, mass incarceration has ruined many families and lives over the years.America has the highest prison population rate , over the past forty years from 1984 until 2014 that number has grown by four hundred percent .America has four percent of the world population ,but twenty-five percent of the world population of incarcerated people Forty one percent of American juveniles have been or going to be arrested before the age of 23. America has been experimenting with incarceration as a way of showing that they are tough on crime but it actually it just show that they are tough on criminals. imprisonment was put in place to punish, criminals, protect society and rehabilitate criminals for their return into the society . The United States has successfully did all the components of the ,except for rehabilitate, one of the main reason our prisons have such large populations because of the high recidivism rate, many convicts that is released from
The Criminal Justice system in the twenty first century is system that has collapsed and it is in mayor need of reforms that are going to fix many problems that we have to deal with and resolve. Prison overpopulation is one of the greatest problems that this nation needs to deal with because we have the highest incarceration in the whole world. Race has played a huge rule in the Criminal Justice system which has preyed on poor people of color. Reentry and recidivism has been a major contributor to our huge prison population that millions of people have fallen into. Our court system is in need to reform from its way that it prosecutes people and the laws that have mandated mandatory minimums for different type of crimes.
That’s a dizzying change, a discovery that shows just how effective people throughout the world are at fighting disease, and just how haunted everyone remains at the same time. Around the globe, in 2010, self-harm took more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, stealing more than 36 million years of healthy life across all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) teenagers in America 4,600 aged 15 to 24 committed suicide.The older the youth is the higher the percentages. For youth aged 15 to 19, 7.8 per 100,000 died, while for youth aged 10 to 14, 1.3 per 100,000 died. Although rates differ between countries, suicide is the third most common cause of death among young children surpassed by homicides and accidents ("Teen Suicide is Preventable").
Suicide among young adults is a major ongoing situation that is preventable. There are thousands of teenagers committing suicide each year. "It is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages fifteen to twenty-four, surpassed only by homicide and accidents, according to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention" (Teen). Teenagers experience different fears, for example, feeling like they are not good enough, feeling alone, or even being stressed or pressured about something. For most teens, suicide seems to be the only option to escape their problems.