The rate of suicide, the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally, increases each year. “More adolescents die each year from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined” (Preventing Teen Suicide, 2016, p.2). These facts show suicide is a serious problem among teens. Last year, teen suicide became the second leading cause of death in the United States confirming the significant increase in teen suicides.
Over the years teen suicide has increased tremendously. According to Michael Jellinek, “the adolescent may feel they have no choice but to end their intense internal suffering or to solve a hopeless dilemma by ending it all”(Preventing Teen Suicide). According to the Center of Disease Prevention, “suicide is the third-leading cause of death for high school students after car accidents and homicides”(Bratsis). Everyday teens are faced with internal struggles and challenges that are difficult to cope with and sometimes seem unbearable to live with. Many teens do not fully understand how their words, actions and behaviors affect certain individuals. Various subtypes classify the cause behind an individual’s decision to commit suicide. There are many causes for teen suicide such as emotional neglect, mental disorders, psychical and emotional abuse, and drug and alcohol abuse; however, the leading cause of teen suicide is individuals struggling with bullying, depression, and the overwhelming aspects of life. Addressing these three leading causes and encouraging teens to discuss how they are feeling could help decrease teen suicide rates. The following articles touch on teen suicide and the ongoing problems leading to this phenomenon.
The world we live in today has truly changed, in just the past ten years. Phones are increasingly large, boy bands have become extinct and more teens are committing suicide. Obviously, the biggest issue we have is teen suicide. Teens in this present generation, are seen as the future of our country, and to see suicide become the third-leading cause of death for young people in America, passed by only homicide and car accidents, is a growing concern. The mere thought of a teen taking their life is devastating, and the reasoning for the recent trend is just as shattering.
However, suicide can be prevented with early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment. Since suicide ideators and attempters often experience hopelessness, maintaining positive relationships among families, peers, and communities will enhance youth's health and well-being. Interventions such as school-based suicide prevention program and family-oriented therapy may help adolescents overcome their suicidal behavior and ideation. Nurses must know the signs and symptoms of depression in adolescents and serve as an advocate for
Nurses who are practicing in public health, psychiatric units, schools, clinics, and hospitals can bring differences by creating awareness about the magnitude of the suicide problem, its risk factors, and preventive strategies. They can act as a bridge or liaisons between the community and available resources. The nursing profession always gives priority to prevention and promotion of health. Instead of watching and waiting for the signs and symptoms to exhibit themselves, nurses can take part in equipping teens and their parents with preventive skills to reduce the risk of suicide attempts (King & Vidourek, 2012). The nurses’ involvement in this issue increases the patient outcome. Early intervention of suicide is successful in lowering the risk factors among teens. It helps to promote and maintain their health from youth to adulthood without complications. Nursing profession can be at the forefront by promoting awareness, preventing risk factors, equipping teens with coping skills, and encouraging them to seek professional help. Increasing protective factors for teens can result in effective patient outcomes by reducing suicide ideations and
Teenage suicide is a major issue in today’s society; suicide is the intentional taking of one’s own life and is a momentous issue that should be addressed as quickly as possible. Teen suicide has been the topic of numerous news headlines; yet, it still continues to have a detrimental effect on today’s youth. In the United States, suicide is currently the eighth leading cause of death for Americans, and for young adults between the ages of 15 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. This is extremely startling due to the fact that teen suicide is one of the most preventable forms of death. There are quite a number of
Suicide behavior arise in adolescence, a period when significant mood and disturb behavior preoccupied with death (Stoep, 2009). Teen suicide rates are disturbing and have been increasing in the current years base on statistic (Croft, 2016). The increasing number of teen suicide have cause awareness and brought attention to observance in teen suicide (Croft, 2016). It is said to be the third leading cause of death seen from 10 to 19 year old. Female are more likely to initiate suicide than male. Male often use harsh method to attempt suicide such as guns, while female often consume excessive amount of sleeping pill to cause overdose or slit
What could trigger someone to want to commit suicide? The desire to commit suicide are usually from a disorder like depression but suicide is preventable, but they’re many reason why teens think suicide is the answer to their problems. For example the teenage years are usually filled with stress, confusion, academic, and social pressure.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death today among teens and young adults. It is preventable yet thousands of people die of it each year. It is an act of intentionally causing one’s own death. According to SAVE, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and takes around 40,000 lives each year in the U.S. and 800,000 lives worldwide. There are a variety of reasons why people resort to suicide as a way to help themselves. Major events or negative changes in life can cause someone to think that suicide is the only way they can solve the problem. People with these thoughts often act differently than usual. There are a number of ways to help prevent suicidal thoughts simply by just talking to them. Suicide is wrong and
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2015, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the adolescent population in this country and the number of occurrences continues to rise at a dramatic rate. For every teen that completes a suicide, 100 make an attempt, making suicide a paramount public health issue that needs to be addressed. Statistics show that since 2009, the rates of attempted and completed suicide, in this age group continue to steadily increase (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2015; Taliaferro, Oberstar, & Wagman-Borowsky, 2012).
Suicide is a devastating, preventable tragedy and is among the top causes of death in the adolescent population. Compelling statistics given since 2009 show the number of
In this journal article, Dr. Keith King and Dr. Rebecca A. Vidourek brought up some interesting topics about teen suicides. Both King and Vidourek is a professor who works at the University of Cincinnati, but King is a Professor and Program Coordinator of Health Promotion and Education and Dr. Rebecca A. Vidourek is an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Education. Throughout their research, they mainly focuses on child and teen health promotion, violence, substance abuse prevention, suicide, and more. King and Vidourek both teaches a number of courses including Human Sexuality ,Mental
Teen suicide is a major problem in the United States today. It has effected most people in some sort of way throughout their lives. The facts have shown “Over the past decade, however, the rate has again increased to 12.1 per 100,000. Every day, approximately 105 Americans die by suicide”(Suicide Awareness). People need to start taking action so the rate of teen attempting or actually committing suicide goes down. There are many ways of improving this problem.
Why is suicide in the mind of teens more than anything else? Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death. Approximately 30,000 people die from suicide each year, meaning one every eighteen minutes someone dies from suicide (Joiner 29). Teens nowadays feel hopeless when something in life goes wrong or when they are being bullied. Some people may question what causes adolescents or anyone to try to end their life or even why people are not seeing this. You may not notice that someone is going through a hard time because the person usually tries to hide it. They go on with their life faking a smile, hiding their pain. Sometimes it is the quite ones who end up