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Teen Suicide: Wasting Precious Young Lives

Obviously accidents and murder/homicide are the two main culprits of teen deaths. The third one is rather more alarming than the previous two nonetheless. Numbers don’t lie and they can sometimes reveal a disturbing reality among American teens that commit suicide.

For instance, almost five thousand teenagers die each year by killing themselves. Suicide is very troubling and the reasons of doing it vary much. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a great percentage of suicide victims are later diagnosed with banned substance abuse and/or psychological disorder. Although common mental illness and drug abuse do not directly influence a teen to commit suicide, the after-effects of stress and depression become the sparkplug of the untimely death.

Obviously accidents and murder/homicide are the two main culprits of teen deaths. The third one is rather more alarming than the previous two nonetheless. Numbers don’t lie and they can sometimes reveal a disturbing reality among American teens that commit suicide.

For instance, almost five thousand teenagers die each year by killing themselves. Suicide is very troubling and the reasons of doing it vary much. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a great percentage of suicide victims are later diagnosed with banned substance abuse and/or psychological disorder. Although common mental illness and drug abuse do not directly influence a teen to commit suicide, the after-effects of stress and depression become the sparkplug of the untimely death.

Based on gender, there are more girls who attempt suicide than boys but there are a greater number of fatalities among the latter. This is attributed primarily on the fact that when boys attempt it, they use fatal and more deadly means like using guns and hanging.

Again, anxiety and extreme depression are the main sources of suicide for teens. These conditions arise when there are continuous problems at school, domestic violence, and bullying. All of these factors contribute to low self-esteem and a feeling of being unwanted for the teenager. Consequently, this leads to the use of banned substances or excessive consumption of alcohol. When the fragile body and mind become affected, that leads to eventual suicide.

In the end, state and local authorities do not have sufficient control over teen deaths. Most of the problems and pressure a teenager faces occur in the domestic and personal setting. Thus, it’s the parents who are in the best position to prevent their children from going out of control and resorting to taking their own lives.

07.26.2017 | Guest

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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