Preventing Teen Suicide:
IMPORTANCE:

The important thing about this all we don't want kids to kill themselves because of drama or probelms that they are having in their life at that point in time. Just want someone to stay close th them so they don't try to. Here is a little hit, normally if someone talks about hurting themselves that are doing it to get attention. So to be a good parents or friend just stay close so they will have someone to talk to.


If your child is acting different i mean like:

  • Has his personality changed dramatically?
  • Is he or she having problems with boyfriend or girlfriend? Or is he having problems with family?
  • Is he doing bad in school and letting his grades drop?
  • Does he seem bored, and is he having trouble concentrating?
  • Is he acting like a rebel in am unexplained and severe way?
  • Is she pregant and finding it hard to cope with this major life change?
  • Has he run away from home?
  • Is your teenager abusing drugs and/or alcohol?
  • Is she complaining of headaches, stomaches, ect.?
  • Have his eating or sleeping habits changed?
  • Has his or her appearance changed for the worse?
  • Is he giving away some of his most prized possessions?
  • Is he writing notes or poems about death?
  • Has he tried to commit suicide before?


If that has happen then you should be worried. Get him or her to talk to someone that could help. People that can help your child with his or her problems are:


They can talk to people at school like teachers and people in the office. You have to make sure that you feel right with the person before you tell them everything that is going on


STATISTICS


Suicide was the 11th leading cause of death in the United States.

It was the 8th leading cause of death for males, and 19th leading cause of death for females.

The total number of suicide deaths was 30,622.

The 2001 age-adjusted rate was 10.7/100,000 or 0.01%.

Suicides outnumbered homicides (20,308) by 3 to 2.

There were twice as many deaths due to suicide than deaths due to HIV/AIDS (14,175).

Suicide by firearms was the most common method for both men and women, accounting for 55% of all suicides.

More men than women die by suicide.

The gender ratio is 4:1.

73% of all suicide deaths are white males.

80% of all firearm suicide deaths are white males.


Here a story of a teenager that tries to kill themselves


Ethan felt like there was no point going on with life. Things had been tough since his mom died. His dad was working two jobs and seemed frazzled and angry most of the time. Whenever he and Ethan talked, it usually ended in yelling. Ethan had just found out he'd failed a math test, and he was afraid of how mad and disappointed his dad would be. In the past, he always talked things over with his girlfriend — the only person who seemed to understand. But they'd broken up the week before, and now Ethan felt he had nowhere to turn. Ethan knew where his dad kept his guns. But as he was unlocking the cabinet, he heard his kid sister arriving home from school. He didn't want Grace to be the person to find him, so he put the gun back and went to watch TV with her instead. Later, when he realized how close he'd come to ending his life, Ethan was terrified. He summoned the courage to talk to his dad. After a long conversation, he realized how much his dad cared. All he could think of was how he'd almost thrown it all away.


Why Do Teens Try to Kill Themselves?


Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with or to get relief from really bad thoughts or feelings. Like Ethan, they didn't want to die as much as they wanted to escape from what was going on. And at that particular moment dying seemed like the only way out. Some people who end their lives or attempt suicide might be trying to escape feelings of rejection, hurt, or loss. Others might be angry, ashamed, or guilty about something. Some people may be worried about disappointing friends or family members. And some may feel unwanted, unloved, victimized, or like they're a burden to others. We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situations sometimes. But most people get through it or can put their problems in perspective and find a way to carry on with determination and hope. So why does one person try suicide when another person in the same tough situation does not? What makes some people more resilient (better able to deal with life's setbacks and difficulties) than others? What makes a person unable to see another way out of a bad situation besides ending his or her life?



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