Noticing a Suicidal Teenager

652 Words Feb 17th, 2018 3 Pages
The word suicide catches the attention of many readers and listeners, but the actions that lead up to suicide are even more important. Noticing these actions can be the difference between life and death, but they still go unnoticed. For teenagers, suicide is the easy way out and suicide remains as one of the leading causes of death. In order to notice a suicidal teen, you need to know the statistics, the teenagers with a higher suicidal risk, and the warning signs of a suicidal teenager. After the evaluation of teenagers over the years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that the teenage suicide rate has risen. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people aged fifteen to twenty-four, and accidents and homicides are the only causes of death ahead of suicide. This figure does not take into account the attempted suicides, and for every suicide that ends in a death, there are twenty-five attempted suicides. One major factor in the increase in suicide rates is bullying. Although bullying is currently becoming easier to poll off, this was not always the case. Teenagers and kids used to be able to leave their school problems at school, but now “it enters homes via social media so it has become increasingly aggressive and there is no escaping it” (Greenberg). These school problems have led to one out of every six high school students acknowledging experiencing…