Essay about Hypothesis Teen Suicide

882 Words Nov 26th, 2009 4 Pages
Over a time span of one year, 2003 to 2004, suicide amongst children, especially teens has risen drastically. Contemplating suicide at any age is horrible. When a teenage, who has the ability to make informed decisions and has all the potential in the world, considers committing suicide, this is a tragedy. The tragedy suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. This paper attempts to list theories and hypothesis testing the theories of suspecting factors leading to the cause of teen suicide. Statistics and research methods applied indicate that the mortality rate is different among states. One theory is true, that teen suicide is on …show more content…
In fact more males commit suicide than women, 4:1. The adolescence stage of development proves to be the most volatile and confusing. Most young adults experience role changes, communication problems, and feel isolated from family and friends which are some of the characteristics of teens who commit suicide. Although teen suicide rate seems to decline, this theory reported by mainstream medical reporting by new outlets is wrong. According to Dr. Fassler, clinical psychiatrist of the University of Vermont reports that the sudden increase in the adolescent suicide rate “corresponds to the significant and precipitous decrease in the use of SSRI depressants in the teen age group.” But the fact remains, the data and data trends relating to the childhood prescriptions is not clear for 2004. Many people can see why researchers feel this way because the data seems to support the data in SSRI prescriptions for teens and children in 2004. Another theory for the increase of teen suicide is the gender differences and sociological than psychological. Men are socialized to hide their feelings and to adjust to the pain caused by trauma. According to Antoon Leenaars, President of the Canadian Associated of Suicide Prevention, states that socializing men to hide their feelings “emphasizes personal responsibility for not fitting into the dominant male culture. Male culture places no great emphasis on mutual support during adolescence, but rather

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