Teenage Suicide

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Teenage Suicide:
The Fallen Ones
Introduction: Teenage suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 19.
I. Causes of teenage suicide
a. Bullying
b. Problems at home
c. “heartbreak”/ low self-confidence
II. Bullying
a. Verbal
b. Physical
c. Internet
III. Problems at home
a. Divorce
b. Grades dropping
c. Acceptance
IV. “Heartbreak”/ Low self-confidence
a. Breakup
b. Death in family
c. Depression

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Jessica Sherrill
Mrs. Lee
English III
28 April, 2011

Teenage Suicide:
The Fallen Ones

Suicide is the act of taking one’s life. Suicide is a tragedy at any age. It is especially tragic when it happens to a teen. Teens that kill themselves miss out on many opportunities out in the world.
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Instead of the regular sweet messages she got messages that read, “I don't know if I want to be friends with you anymore because I've heard that you are not very nice to your friends. Everybody in O'Fallon knows who you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a bad rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you.” Megan was found 20 minutes later in her bedroom. She hanged herself from her closet door. 6 weeks after the funeral, her parents discovered that ‘Josh’ never existed. It was a fake account made by the parents of the girl who lived down the street. This goes to show…you never know who you could really be talking to.

Problems At Home Many teens always consider suicide when they have trouble at home. Whether it’s because of parents splitting up, grades dropping, or even feeling accepted, teens have a very hard time dealing. Divorce is usually the main cause of problems in the household. Some teens blame themselves and think it’s their fault their parents didn’t stay together. It’s always the same. If a teen’s grade drops, one might be scolded, and feel worthless. Acceptance is another big factor. Many teens that decide they are homosexual might be afraid of being accepted by
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their family. All these things contribute to making teens have low self-confidence about themselves and making them feel worthless. Unfortunately, they lean towards suicide. --Minden,

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