The Issue Of Teen Suicide Essays

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John T. Maltsberger once said “There is no suffering greater than that which drives people to suicide; suicide defines the moment in which mental pain exceeds the human capacity to bear it. It represents the abandonment of hope.” Today’s current issue is teen suicide that is related to technology, how it is involved, and the actions people can take to prevent it. Suicide is a major public health problem. Suicide statistics show that there is more than thirty-two thousand, which is equal to eighty-nine suicides a day, suicide deaths in the United States alone, but there are almost one million suicides all over the world every year. Krista R. Kersting says “ Males die by suicide at nearly four times the rate of females and represent 78.8 percent of all U.S. suicides” (Kersting Web), but CBC News reports “ A female is more likely to commit suicide than males. (Luxton et al. Web.)(Kersting Web.) (CBC News Web.) When the female and male cases were compared there were twenty-four females and seventeen males who committed suicide.” (CBC News Web.) For every hundred to two-hundred attempts for suicide for ages fifteen to twenty there is one successful attempt, which of all the deaths it counts for 12.9 percent of them. The technology part of the suicides statics shows how it 's related to technology. These statistics show ninety-seven percent of people twelve to eighteen years of age uses the internet. A lot of studies shows that 16 percent of kids talk about what they do online…

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