“ A person who
his or her own
aged 10 to 14
by suicide is
(Statistics Canada, 2009)
Among Canadians aged 15 to 19
years, the percentage of deaths
caused by suicide is 24.01% for males
and 20.07% for females.
• Feeling isolated by family and or
• Pressure to Succeed
• Have been physical, mental or
• Divorce within the family
• Emotional Neglect
There are multiple
reasons why someone
would want to end their
The reasons can be
small to some, but huge
Lack of Energy
Change of Eating Patterns
Weight Loss or Gain
Neglect of Physical
Sometimes, there are no symptoms
or behavior changes!
Knowing about it, can help you
prevent it !
If you see the signs, let
let someone know , or get
them help! Catch it
before it is too late!
How to Help or Solve
A Teen needs to know that there are
people to talk to and people who care
Restrict access to firearms and
Don’t be afraid to ask the person if
they are suicidal. It shows that
you are concerned.
If the person does not want to talk to
you, suggest other people that they
can talk to.
(Social Problems Ppt.,
Teen suicides relate to symbolic
• Their behaviours and
attitudes can depend on how
others perceive them
• Focuses on the individual
Teens care a lot about how others
think of them.
The suicides I have personally heard of
, have been mainly because of
bullying. For example, Amanda Todd
My Thoughts on a Solutions:
I personally believe that showing that
you care 24/7 to the people you love can
help with the suicides. If your teen is
having bullying problems that you know
of, be sure to confront the situation and
plan out the best course of action.
Watch for signs and symptoms and try to
stop it before it’s to late!
Most people who attempt suicide actually
want to live
4 out of 5 people who die by suicide,
have attempted it at least once before
Inuit suicide rate is 11 times the national
Only a small number of suicides happen
Suicidal Teens want their pain to end, not
(Suicide Prevention, n.d.)
• Most people feel suicidal at one time in their
• Communication is an essential step in
KIDS HELP PHONE
Teen NineLine Hotline
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Week 2, PowerPoint Lecture(2013.)
Thinking about Social Problems.
Contemporary Social Issues.
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Canadian Association for Suicide
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