The Causes Of Teen Suicide

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Teen Suicide
According to a statistician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, “Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.” (Miniño) Suicide is not a pretty or fun topic. Teen suicide is not to be taken lightly. This is a real thing that many teens are struggling with. Even if a teen is healthy and normal, most will deal with suicidal thoughts at some points in their young lives. Suicide is a sad, scary, and sickening thing. Thousands of teens in the U.S. are committing suicide year round and people need to better understand its seriousness.
Bullying is one of the many triggers that can lead teens to suicide. People are bullies for many different reasons. It could be to make themselves feel better about their appearance or home life. It could be that they are just truly mean inside. For whatever reason that people bully, it is always wrong. Bullying seems like no big deal until you see that the effects can be disastrous. “Cyberbullying pushed an 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Texas City home as family members watched” ( It can lead to depression, self-loathing, or even suicide. It is important to understand that most suicides are not just random acts; there is usually a trigger behind them. “Students who are bullied are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide than those who aren’t bullied” (Preventing Teen suicide).

School is another thing that can trigger suicide in teens. School can be extremely stressful for a young teen. Most of the time it is because they can not manage their time to make everything balance out. They wake up early and go to school all morning and afternoon then they have extracurricular activities, like sports, in the evening. By the time they get home its already late and they still have to do their homework and get ready for the next day. School is such a big stress point for teen that “September is Suicide Prevention Month; September 7–13 is National Suicide Prevention Week; and September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day” (Preventing Teen Suicide). A lot of schools try and come together to prevent suicide in the schools during this

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