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  • 1. Teen Suicide A presentation made by: Jesse Hess & Cody Dascomb
  • 2.
    • 92% Of teens at West Senior believe that teenagers think about suicide at some point of their lives
  • 3.
    • 87% of teens at West Senior believe that teen suicide is directly linked to bullying and hazing.
  • 4.
    • 60% of teens in West Senior know someone who has contemplated Suicide.
  • 5.
    • Common reasons people at west think suicide is contemplated are:
    • Abusive or troublesome family life
    • HAZING
    • Boyfriend/ Girlfriend problems
    • SELF-DOUBT & Isolation
    • Obsession
    • Feelings of worthlessness
  • 6.
    • 71% of teens at West Senior say that those teenagers that contemplate suicide are effected forever by that experience.
  • 7.
    • 90% of teens at West Senior believe that talking helps in coping with the thoughts of those who may be contemplating suicide.
  • 8.
    • 22% of teens at West Senior believe that there IS a point in which death may be better than life.
  • 9.
    • 92% of teens at West Senior believe that pressure from outside sources is the bridge between thoughts of suicide and contemplation of suicide.
  • 10.
    • 85% of teens at West Senior believe that teenagers contemplating suicide DON’T realize how many people they would hurt if they were to take their own life.
  • 11.
    • 74% of the students at West Senior say that suicide is the cowards way to solve life’s built-up problems.
  • 12.
    • 80 percent of West Senior believes that contemplating suicide will change the perspective in which you see the world around you.
  • 13. US STATISTICS
    • In 2005 there was a national total of 32,637 suicides.
    • 25,907 of them were men, 6,730 were women.
    • 4,212 were age 15-24
  • 14. Suicide Method statistics
    • In 2005 52.1% suicides were done by means of firearms. (GUNS)
    • 22.2% suicides were done by means of strangulation or hanging.
    • 17.6% suicides were done by means of poisons
    • 8.1% used other methods.