Teen Suicide Danielle Semels Sociology: Death and Dying
Every 17 minutes a teen  succeeds in taking their own life.
Fun Facts <ul><li>Suicide is the third leading cause of death between the ages of 15-24.
The suicide rate among teens  has nearly tripled between the mid 1960s and mid 1980s
More teen males succeed in taking their lives than female, but there are still many attempts made by female teens.
Heavy metal  attracts  suicidal and depressed youths-it does not cause suicide. </li></ul>
The Common Methods <ul><li>Gun shot
Drug/Alcohol overdose
Hanging
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  1. 1. Teen Suicide Danielle Semels Sociology: Death and Dying
  2. 2. Every 17 minutes a teen succeeds in taking their own life.
  3. 3. Fun Facts <ul><li>Suicide is the third leading cause of death between the ages of 15-24.
  4. 4. The suicide rate among teens has nearly tripled between the mid 1960s and mid 1980s
  5. 5. More teen males succeed in taking their lives than female, but there are still many attempts made by female teens.
  6. 6. Heavy metal attracts suicidal and depressed youths-it does not cause suicide. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Common Methods <ul><li>Gun shot
  8. 8. Drug/Alcohol overdose
  9. 9. Hanging
  10. 10. Romeo and Juliet Style
  11. 11. Carbon Monoxide
  12. 12. Suffocation
  13. 13. Jumping
  14. 14. Exsanguination
  15. 15. Electric Shock
  16. 16. Drowning </li></ul>
  17. 17. Reasoning <ul><li>Academic pressures
  18. 18. Alcohol abuse
  19. 19. Loss of a valued relationship
  20. 20. Bullying
  21. 21. Low self esteem-due to bullying
  22. 22. Loneliness </li></ul>
  23. 23. More Fun Facts <ul><li>Highest suicide rates are of teens that are white.
  24. 24. 2 Million adolescents attempt suicide annually, only 700,000 actually get help or medical attention after the attempt.
  25. 25. 90% of youth suicide victims have at least one major psychiatric mood disorder.
  26. 26. They have had a prior suicide attempt.
  27. 27. History of sexual abuse.
  28. 28. Impaired parent-child relationships. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Questions and Answer -Do you think males and females suicide rates are different? -Is it okay to plant a tree or dedicate a bench in memory of a teen who has dies by suicide? -Why are teens suicide rates increasing over the years?
  30. 30. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org 1-800-273-TALK
  31. 31. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmeMQtDU1mA&feature=related
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