Essay on The Issue Of Teen Suicide

1343 Words Apr 20th, 2016 null Page
Teen suicide is increasing in America in teens age’s 14-17,young males,minorities;through the availability of guns,alcohol,drugs,and lack of support. Today, an estimated 276,000 kids between the ages of 14 and 17 try killing themselves each year, and more than 5,000 succeed. The current rate is four times that of 1950.(Pg. 9) Nancy Merritt. To explain this more its saying, this was chosen because more than 5,000 kids succeed with suicide and 276,000 try each year. Teen suicide is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in America and it needs to end. Can you think of some reasons on how to end it? Could you save a life? Coming back to my first statement “Today, an estimated 276,000 kids between the ages of 14 and 17 try killing themselves each year, and more than 5,000 succeed.”,27% of high-school students thought seriously about suicide,10% of U.S. college students had serious thoughts of suicide,6.7% had a suicide plan. Trying to re-tell or summarize this it is saying, this comes to the fact that this is a big concern and that its more than just one person thinking suicide. There are very many things that could trigger a kid to have suicidal thoughts, that doesn 't always mean that they are that serious about it, sometimes it could be out of anger or sadness at the moment. Young people who try and kill themselves usually fall into three main groups,well adjusted/living with stressful situations,depressed or anxious,impulsive aggressive and self destructive(Pg. 10). Often…

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