Suicide Among Teenagers

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Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-old (Green, Paragraph 1) Teenage suicide is the intentional act made by teenagers usually below the age of 19 to take their lives. Suicide is not thought of in a day. It is a series of processes that goes on in the mind before manifesting. Although, during these processes there are visible signs that shows a prospective suicidal person. There are factors that trigger and cause the act of suicide in a teenager. Most of these factors are usually the major causes but are not identified as one. The major influences of teenage suicide are the parent’s denial of the signs of suicide. Some other influences of teenage suicide include bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, depression and…show more content…
In other words, they should be made responsible to stop the act. Also, in workplaces, anyone who bullies another co-worker should be terminated. In homes, parents should be educated on how to train their children to avoid the act within the family. Although, some media claim that bullying is not one of the major causes of teenage suicide, what is not taken into consideration here is that bullying can bring about depression, which can lead to suicide if care is not taken. Depression is a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal, sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason (“Depression”). Depression brings the thought of suicide to mind. Depression affects a person’s thoughts in such a way that the person does not see when a problem can be overcome. It is as if the depression puts a filter on the person’s thinking that distorts things. That is why depressed people do not realize that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem in the same way that other people do. Like most other people who become suicidal, adolescents really do not want to kill themselves; they just want to escape from the pain they are experiencing and they don’t see a way out (Joan Page 46). A teen with depression may feel like there is no other way out of problems, no other escape from emotional pain, or no other way to communicate a desperate unhappiness (“Teen Suicide”). Parents and teachers should not take
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