Teen suicide is a serious problem. It is the third-leading cause of death in young people who are between the ages of 15 and 24. The majority of teenagers who commit suicide do it by using a gun. Overdosing on medication is another way that teenagers commit suicide.
Females are more likely to attempt suicide. However, males are much more likely to succeed in committing suicide. The reason that males are more likely to succeed in committing suicide is because they are more likely to use lethal methods, such as jumping from a building, shooting or hanging.
The teenage years can be very difficult. Young people are expected to make good grades, act responsibly and fit in with their peers. All of those things can cause a young person to feel stressed. Some people feel like suicide is the only way that they can get rid of their stress.
Psychological disorders, such as bipolar disorder or depression, can put a person at risk for committing suicide. In fact, 95 percent of the people who commit suicide have a mental problem.
Drug and alcohol use can also make a person more susceptible to attempting suicide. Poor relationships with parents and other family members, social isolation and abuse can increase a person’s chances of committing suicide. Additionally, homosexual and bisexual teens are more likely to commit suicide because they often feel ashamed of their sexuality.
Suicide often occurs after a very stressful life event, such as the breakup of a romantic relationship, death of a loved one or a divorce. Teens who are considering taking their lives may talk about it. They may also lose interest in things that they once loved. Giving away one’s possessions is another sign that a person is thinking about taking his or her own life.
If you suspect that your child is suicidal, then it is very important for you to make sure that he or she gets professional help as soon as possible. Additionally, you should not hesitate to ask your teen questions. Young people who are thinking about taking their own life need to talk to someone who they love and trust.
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