Cause And Effect Essay: The Cause Of Teen Suicide

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Each year, a vast number of teenagers are taking their lives with their own hands. There are many events that may lead up to teen suicide. For instance, bullying, relationship break ups, and parents getting divorced. No one knows how common suicide is and they do not take the subject seriously until it is too late. Teen suicide is so common, that one in five teens will think about committing suicide (admin 1). Teen suicide is common when so many teens are dealing with high school, stress, confusion, and problems at home as well. When a teen wants to commit suicide, they do not necessarily want to die, they just want to stop hurting from all the pain they are enduring. Society needs to be aware that it is usually the most unexpected person to …show more content…
Teenagers are greatly affected by self-image and low self-esteem. They always feel like they have the need to impress someone, and if they are different from everyone else’s perspective, they are bound to get bullied. As stated in Bullying Suicide Statistics, “Bullied victims are 7 to 9% more likely to consider suicide according to a study by Yale University.” (Bullying Suicide Statistics, par. 2). Bullies like to get under the skin of the victim with verbal use, but may also get physical with the victim. Many teens get bullied for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or even transgender. Teens who are shy and have low self-esteem are usually the ones targeted, too. It is important to prevent someone from getting bullied, before the victim starts to feel a sense of helplessness and does something drastic to their own lives. Furthermore, break ups are also hard to deal with when you are a teenager, especially when it is a first love. Although, most adults believe that teenagers are still kids and do not know what love really is. In spite of that, teenagers will eventually fall in love at a certain time and will find out how it feels to get their heart broken. They will then tend to feel like they have nothing else to live for after the break up, because they already imagined their whole life with their significant other. Equally important, house hold problems like a divorce takes a rough toll on a teenager, because the child will begin to blame themselves for the break up. Once the parents separate and begin to move out, the teen will have a feeling of

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