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    • Teen Suicide A presentation made by: Jesse Hess & Cody Dascomb
      • 92% Of teens at West Senior believe that teenagers think about suicide at some point of their lives
      • 87% of teens at West Senior believe that teen suicide is directly linked to bullying and hazing.
      • 60% of teens in West Senior know someone who has contemplated Suicide.
      • 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
      • 71% of teens at West Senior say that those teenagers that contemplate suicide are effected forever by that experience.
      • 90% of teens at West Senior believe that talking helps in coping with the thoughts of those who may be contemplating suicide.
      • 22% of teens at West Senior believe that there IS a point in which death may be better than life.
      • 92% of teens at West Senior believe that pressure from outside sources is the bridge between thoughts of suicide and contemplation of suicide.
      • 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.
      • 74% of the students at West Senior say that suicide is the cowards way to solve life’s built-up problems.
      • 80 percent of West Senior believes that contemplating suicide will change the perspective in which you see the world around you.
    • 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
    • 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.