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Teen Suicide : 

Teen Suicide

“Most people who die from suicide die accidentally” -Anonymous : 

“Most people who die from suicide die accidentally” -Anonymous

Suicide is the 3rdleading cause ofdeath for peopleaged 15-24 : 

Suicide is the 3rdleading cause ofdeath for peopleaged 15-24

The Centers for Disease Control identifies suicide as the second leading cause of death on college campuses : 

The Centers for Disease Control identifies suicide as the second leading cause of death on college campuses

It was NOT their time… : 

It was NOT their time…

The suicide rate among children aged 10-14 was 1.5/100,000, or 300 deaths among 19,895,072 children in this age group. : 

The suicide rate among children aged 10-14 was 1.5/100,000, or 300 deaths among 19,895,072 children in this age group.

On September 28, 201013-year-old Asher Brown from suburban Houston shot himself soon after revealing he was gay. : 

On September 28, 201013-year-old Asher Brown from suburban Houston shot himself soon after revealing he was gay.

On Sept. 27, another 13-year-old, Seth Walsh of Techachapi, Calif., died after injuries sustained from hanging himself. He too, had endured "relentless” from other kids : 

On Sept. 27, another 13-year-old, Seth Walsh of Techachapi, Calif., died after injuries sustained from hanging himself. He too, had endured "relentless” from other kids bullying

The suicide rate among adolescents aged 15-19 was 8.2/100,000, or 1,621 deaths among 19,882,596 adolescents in this age group. : 

The suicide rate among adolescents aged 15-19 was 8.2/100,000, or 1,621 deaths among 19,882,596 adolescents in this age group.

On Sept. 9, 15-year-old Billy Lucas of Greenburg, Ind., hanged himself after enduring constant taunts from bullies at school. : 

On Sept. 9, 15-year-old Billy Lucas of Greenburg, Ind., hanged himself after enduring constant taunts from bullies at school.

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On Sept. 22, 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after footage of him in sexual encounters with another male was publicized.

The suicide rate among young people aged 20-24 was 12.8/100,000, or 2,373 deaths among 18,484,615 people in this age group. : 

The suicide rate among young people aged 20-24 was 12.8/100,000, or 2,373 deaths among 18,484,615 people in this age group.

The ratio of attempted to completed suicide is 8:1 : 

The ratio of attempted to completed suicide is 8:1

More females ATTEMPT suicide, but more males are SUCCESSFUL in taking their life : 

More females ATTEMPT suicide, but more males are SUCCESSFUL in taking their life

Family History : 

Family History This can include a family history or exposure of suicide, mental disorders, and/or substance (drug or alcohol) abuse.

Substance Abuse : 

Substance Abuse The use of legal or illegal drugs, alcohol and other substances can create feelings of dependency, illness and depression which can be a major risk factor in attempted teen suicide.

Abuse & Violence : 

Abuse & Violence Abuse, whether it be mental, emotional, physical or sexual, can increase the likelihood of attempted suicide.

Mental, emotional or physical disorders : 

Mental, emotional or physical disorders There are some disorders that teenagers find difficult to deal with. In these cases, it is important to realize that the stress caused by these disorders can actually trigger suicidal thoughts.

Did you know.. : 

Did you know..

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“Almost 95% of all those who commit suicide have a diagnosed mental disorder” (Murphy as quoted in Townsend, 2003). “Psychiatric diagnosis is the most reliable risk factor for suicide” (Keltner et al, 2007).

Other risk factors include : 

Other risk factors include Prior suicide attempt Homosexual orientation Life stressors, especially interpersonal losses and legal or disciplinary problems

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Suddenly visiting friends or family members

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Buying instruments of suicide like a gun, hose, rope or medications

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Talking about dying

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Change in personality and behavior

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Change in sleeping patterns

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Of losing control

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Change in eating habits

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decreased sexual interest

Low self-esteem : 

Low self-esteem

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Feeling Hopeless

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Aggressive Tendencies

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Lack of involvement in school and/or work -"drifting"

It takes a SECOND to die, but a LIFETIME to live… : 

It takes a SECOND to die, but a LIFETIME to live…

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Most teens who are suicidal can work it out by talking or occasionally going on medication and go on to live long healthy lives.

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Teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up.

For some teens, suicidemay appear to be a solution to their problems and stress. : 

For some teens, suicidemay appear to be a solution to their problems and stress.

How to save a life… : 

How to save a life… ACCEPT LISTEN TRUST ACT QUICKLY REACH OUT OFFER SUPPORT BE THERE

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed, : 

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed, In an emergency, you can call (800) SUICIDE or (800) 999-9999 SPEAK OUT!

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