Suicide Is The Second Most Common Form Of Death Essay

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Suicide is the second-most common form of death in adolescence. Flip through any peer-reviewed journal article, and you will see that this is not just a myth. In fact, in Canada, 10.3 adolescent males and females take their life for every 100,000 people in the national population every year (WHO, 2007). In the United States, that number is almost double at 17.8 adolescent males and females for every 100,000 individual aged 15-24 (WHO, 2007). For over the last decade, researchers from all parts of the world have been at work trying to piece together what it is that triggers and pushes teenagers into making the ultimate decision and take their life. In Norway, researchers came up with four possible factors: the parents regarding poor communication, previous suicidal ideation, alcohol and drug abuse, and frequency and variances of depression and mental disorder developments (Herrestad, Mehlum, & Nrugham). In support of the finding, adolescents in Thailand who had attempted suicide claimed that they had done so due to severe parenting criticisms, which threw them into a state of depression and rendered them uncontrollable of their actions and emotions (Arunpongpaisal, Rungreangkulkij, & Sukhawaha, 2016). In another study conducted in the United States, Caucasian and Hispanic adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 claimed they were 1 1/2 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts if they fell into an addiction with alcohol after having been sexually assaulted (Behnken,

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