Informative speech outline Essay

1404 Words Dec 11th, 2013 6 Pages
Title: Suicide Among Teenagers
Specific purpose: To inform my audience on some of the causes on teen suicides. I. Introduction
A. Attention Material: It has been verified on April 19th, 2013 by the Center for Disease Control that for youths between the ages of 10-24, suicide is the third leading cause for death in the United States. (Center for Disease Control: Teen Suicide Statistics, Chart number 1)
B. Tie to the audience: Teenagers taking their own life has always been an idea hard to fathom from many people, but I’m sure you guys would like to see teenage suicide from a whole different perspective to better understand what takes the victims of teen suicide to such a point of desperation.
C. Credibility material: Death has
…show more content…
(Bullying and Suicide, pg.1)
1. Bullying is another growing epidemic with teens, the severity of it has still not been proven because some people are still looking at it like it’s just “a part of being a kid”.
2. Here are some statistics on bullying
a. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
b. A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
c. According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying

3. Some different kinds of bullying include physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyber bullying, sexting, or circulation suggestive or photos of a person without their permission.
4. After going through bullying people reach a state of desperation where they feel as if it will never get better, they sometimes feel ashamed of the situation they are in and they don’t tell anyone. This then leads to them not being able to get the help they need, and they are forced to deal with the bullying every day because the adults in the victims life are not aware of what is going on with them.

[Transition: After being educated on two major causes of suicide among teenagers, you’re going to learn about depression and how it links with teen

Related Documents