Informative speech outline Essay

1391 Words Feb 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
Title: Suicide Among Teenagers
Specific purpose: To inform my audience on some of the causes on teen suicides.

I. Introduction
A. Attention Material: It has been verified on April 19th, 2013 by the Center for Disease Control that for youths between the ages of 10-24, suicide is the third leading cause for death in the United States. (Center for Disease Control: Teen Suicide Statistics, Chart number 1)
B. Tie to the audience: Teenagers taking their own life has always been an idea hard to fathom from many people, but I’m sure you guys would like to see teenage suicide from a whole different perspective to better understand what takes the victims of teen suicide to such a point of desperation.
C. Credibility material: Death has
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With a day like this, most high school student don’t get to bed until about 1 in the morning which leaves them with only 6 hours of sleep.
2. In Palo Alto High School, located in Palo Alto California there have been 7 teen suicides from May of 2009 to September 2011. (Teens, stress, and suicide: A day in the life, pg.1).
3. Students have no way out of the stressful lives they live.
a. When there are incidents of suicides in high schools, the students are expected to return to school and perform like the normally would with maybe a maximum of a day to cope and possibly some form of counseling.
b. But most students don’t even use these resources because they are afraid if they take any form of a break they will slack off with their school work and their chances of a bright future are gone.
4. Some kids do commit suicide, but the ones who don’t can still take part in other destructive, self-harming activities such as cutting, drug and alcohol use, and many other self-harming activities.


[Transition: Now after understanding how suicide and stress are related, I can explain to you how suicide and bullying are related.]
B. There is a very strong link between bullying and…