The Suicide Of Teen Suicide Essay

1759 Words Nov 24th, 2015 8 Pages
Teen Suicide
SUICIDE! “Suicide the word alone catches a person’s attention, the truth is it catches everyone 's attention, but the actions that lead up to suicide go unnoticed,” (Bridgewater). Suicides definition is when someone willingly takes his own life. What a majority of people do not know is that teen suicide rates have increased significantly over that last ten years. Every 13 minutes there is approximately one to two suicides in America alone; there are as many as one suicide every 40 seconds worldwide. 105 suicides in the span of one day have affected teens ages 15 to 24. While knowing this it has been proven that males are more likely to commit suicide than females. The techniques between the two are extremely different; males are more likely to use firearms than females. With a tragic thing such as teen suicide being aware of the signs and symptoms of suicide can save many lives. The signs can range from just small actions like a change in someone’s behavior to a teen straight out saying they are going to kill themselves. When looking at suicide and teens who commit suicide, there are usually something that is behind it and is the main cause of these feelings and thoughts. For every teen dealing with suicide, there are a treatment and support groups for them to go to. Awareness is being brought to this topic as much as possible. Although teen suicide is not the leading cause of death in youth, it is a growing problem that needs to be addressed. Teen suicide…

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