Teen Suicide

1182 WordsJul 9, 20185 Pages
Life is the most wonderful thing God could ever give us. Throughout our lives we learn and experience new things as the years past. From learning to walk then talk all the way to learning how to take care of not only yourself but others. From experiencing loneliness, happiness and unconditional love. If life should be cherished why end it so soon? Suicide the most common way to get out of any hard situation that life throws at you. What exactly is the meaning of the word suicide? Well suicide is the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally especially by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind. Teens end their life so soon for number of reasons, like depression from a bad relationship, family…show more content…
The reasons for this are boys are 1.5 times as likely to be involved in crimes, and they are more likely to be diagnosed with affection deficit disorder and mental illnesses than girls are. Also Suicide rates different between boys and girls. Girls think about and attempt suicide about twice as often as boys, and tend to attempt suicide by overdosing on drugs or cutting themselves. While boys die by suicide about four times as often girls, this is because they tend to use methods that kill you faster, such as firearms, hanging, or jumping from heights. As you can see the results of teen suicides have increased by numbers over the years. The risk of suicide increases dramatically when there is access to firearm at home, and nearly sixty percent of all suicides in the United States are committed with a gun. That's is why any gun in your home should be unloaded, locked, and kept out of the reach of children and teens. Overdose using over-the-counter, prescription, and non-prescription medicine is also a very common method for both attempting and completing suicide. It is important to keep track of all medications in your home. Teen suicide is indeed preventable, when in uncertainty of life or death all teens need is support from their family and friends. When teens get thoughts of suicide they tend to become distant from their family and peers, which are the people they need the most in a time like this. Teens need to know the satisfactions of life, and

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