Argumentative Essay: How To Prevent Teen Suicide

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Did you know that 17 million people are affected by depression every single year
(“Understanding Depression”)? Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. You should be worried about depression because it has affected a lot of people's lives and self esteems, and it can also influence the things they like to enjoy; some examples of hobbies are sports, family events, family company, school, relationships, friendships, and jobs. People should be educated about teen depression because it can prevent teen suicide; and take it down from the third leading cause of death in teens. Awareness around teen depression is important. Studies show that around teens there's about 20% of teens have considered suicide, while 1 in 12 have attempted (Neal). These data points show that if one person in the family attempts suicide or has depression then it will be likely that it will spread throughout the family; females experience depression twice as often as men do. Depression can
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Right now the third leading death in teens ages 15-24 is suicide(Reiss). People need to notice if a kid is depressed because if they aren't helped soon then they will really consider suicide. If everyone noticed depression right away suicide would come down from the third leading cause of death and we could help everyone that needs that little extra boost of help and encouragement. People need to spread awareness around depression. If everyone spreads awareness every day of their lives, then it could possibly bring down the data and statistics of suicide caused by teen depression, also dispel the current misunderstanding that associates depression with personal weakness. Maybe one day there will only be 5% of teens attempting suicide and being depressed. What would the world be like without depression living around

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