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Why Do Young People Commit Suicide?

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For every one suicide that is completed, there are twenty-five attempts (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2015). Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death, overall in americans, of all ages (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2015). Statistics show just how big this problem is, especially with the stigmas that are associated with suicide, and mental health issues in society today. When a person commits suicide, the community surrounding that person will all struggle with coping, and how to further prevent the situation from happening to other people. The cost alone for suicide deaths and attempts is very large number, and so are the mortality rates, and prevalence. There is a plethora of statistical evidence proving that the issue of suicide is overwhelming for all ages, across racial boundaries and affect many Americans daily. White, middle-aged men are the most prevalent to commit suicide and be successful, but young adolescents are more likely to attempt suicide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2015).…show more content…
The second leading cause of death for adolescents during the ages of 12-15, which shows that the youth in the United States are not getting the proper help they need to work through issues (Arango, 2016). Although there is higher rates of successful suicides in older adults, young children who struggle with suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts are more likely to try suicide again as an adult versus a young adolescent who does not attempt or have ideations about suicide. There is also a big connection between suicide in adolescents and bully victims/perpetrators or students who experience low social connectedness (Arango,
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