Taking A Look At Teen Suicide

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Do you know anyone who has committed, or attempted suicide? Could you tell that they were feeling suicidal? Teen suicide around the world grows by thousands of teens from ages 13-20 years old, each year, often due to lack of support from others. When these teens commit suicide, everyone around them are affected and filled with grief, sometimes without knowing that their friend or family member had even thought about committing suicide. Suicide is a horrible, unnatural way of death, and tears families apart. Suicide is also a significant factor of death, and is often hard to identify. If, or when it is identified, another difficulty is helping that person overcome their thoughts or making them feel loved. A final difficulty is, in some occasions, …show more content…
People identified as “bullies” , and those who believe that suicide is an attempt to gain attention often believe that these teens deserve death, and do not realize that death has a disastrous outcome and is not to be supported.
Jay Asher, the author from 13 reasons why, has a saying, “Everything... affects everything.” This refers to the effect suicide has on a community. Suicide is a terrible tragedy, and as Jay Asher says, it affects a lot of things. Juliette Lewis, an American actress, says, “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” This means that when you’re feeling suicidal, but don’t attempt suicide, that renders you as brave because even when you feel sad, worthless, and depressed, you still manage to live and breath everyday. George Sand, a french novelist, says “We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.” This is a good representative of someone committing suicide. If you commit suicide, everything goes with you, not just a small part of your
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Seneca, a Roman philosopher, claims “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” Some people don’t understand the tragedy of a suicide. Dosomething.org states, “Suicide is the 3rd cause of death 15 to 24 year olds.” This proves that suicide is a worldwide tragedy. Kay Redfield Jamison says, “Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy.” This supports the fact that suicide is not always an act to gain attention. In some cases, suicide could be an attempt to get noticed by someone, but is still a tragedy nonetheless. There are thousands of people who tell others comments such as “Stop seeking attention,” or “Why don’t you just die already.” These can be found all over the internet directed to certain

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