Informative Speech - Teen Suicide Essay

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INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE

General Subject: Informative speech; teen suicide.

General Purpose: To inform.

Specific Purpose: Today I will be discussing the topic of teen suicide.

Central Idea: Teen suicide is a growing health concern in the US as it is the third leading cause of death among young people [Linn-Gust, 2001].

Thesis: In order to better understand teen suicide, it is important to explore the causes of teen suicide, what are the symptoms and/or signs, and what can be done to prevent teen suicide.

Organizational Pattern: Topical Pattern


I. Introduction


A. The pressure is mounting, the pain is unbearable, thoughts are racing through your head, you just can’t go on any longer and then the erry
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2. When being a single mother, you may face some negative perceptions from society and others. Things such as:
a. Your children are loose cannons and run freely because there is lack
of authority within the household.
b. Women cannot discipline children harsh enough and they will run over her.
c. Women don’t have what it takes to teach their sons how to be a man because she is not a man.
3. Bullying and/or relationship problems are amongst the leading causes of teen suicide as well.
a. May cause the children to have emotional stress which may cause depression.
b. May cause the children difficulties in school academically and socially.
c. May lead to a strained relationship or sense of hate toward the single mother.
Transition: Most teens will show some signs or symptoms even before they commit suicide.
B. Being a single mother has made me a very strong and independent person.
1. Some of the most common positive effects that I have had from a being single mother are:
a. It has made me a hard worker.
b. It has made me want to better myself and attend college.
c. It has showed me that as long as I am willing to put my mind to it, anything is possible. It has given me strength and confidence within myself.
2. Some of the positive effects of me being single mother on my children have been:
a. They have had a positive…

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