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  • 1. Teen Suicide Why do teens think suicide is the answer to their temporary problems? Emily Clinch B- Block 11/28/10
  • 2. Introduction
    • Teen Suicide is 4 times more common then it was 15 years ago
    • 1 out of 4 high school students will seriously consider suicide
  • 3. Why is the teen suicide rate going up?
    • Parents don’t think anything is wrong so they don’t help
    • Parents think it is just their kids over-reacting to drama when they are depressed so they don’t help
    • One young person commits suicide every two hours
  • 4. What are signs of suicide risk?
    • Heavy drinking
    • Eating disorders
    • Obsession with death
    • Suicide threats
    • Big drop in grades
    • Feel hopeless
    • Feel worthless
    • Substance abuse
    • Strange behavior
    • Sad a lot
    • No energy
    • Anxiety
    • Thoughts of suicide
  • 5. What is the reason most kids commit suicide?
    • Low self esteem
    • School bullies
    • Parents getting divorced
    • Pregnancy
    • Rape
    • Loss of loved one
  • 6. What kids are most likely to commit suicide
    • Males are 4 times more likely to succeed at suicide
    • Females are 3 times more likely to attempt it
    • Many African-Americans commit suicide
    • Gay and lesbians are 3 times more likely to commit suicide then others
  • 7. Why don’t parents help their kids when they see signs of suicide?
    • Parents don’t want to believe their kid needs help
    • When their kid gets bullied they don’t think it’s a big deal
    • They think their kid is over dramatic
    • Lots teens think it not cool to tell their parents what they are feeling
  • 8. Counseling Psychologist
    • Talk to people about their problems helps them get through tough times
      • Starting salary- $30,000
      • Working about 3 years- $32,000-$39,000
      • Working about 10 years- $65,000- $70,000
      • Related Careers - School Psychologist, and Clinical Psychologist
  • 9. High School Career academies
    • Atholton High School, 2015
    • Energy, Power, and Transportation Academy
    • It seemed very entertaining and I wanted to know more energy, power, and transportation.
  • 10. University of California
    • It is located in San Diego.
    • Out of state is $48,988 a year in state is $26,967
    • Requires at least a 3.4 GPA, ACT, SAT, 2 subject SAT
    • The school’s mascot is a Triton.
  • 11. Community Service
    • Therapeutic Riding from 2010-2014
    • I am comfortable with horses and kids with disabilities. So I decided to help out there because if I was disabled I would still want to be with horses and learn how to ride.
  • 12. Prior Job Experience (name jobs you could have done)
    • Giant cashier, 2014
    • Target cashier, 2013
    • Babysitting, 2010-2011
    • Dog walker, 2012
    • Honors
      • Honor roll
      • 1 positive paw in Elementary school
      • 1 caught you at your best in middle school
  • 13. Citations
    • none