Over one million peoplecommit suicide every year,making it the tenth-leadingcause of death worldwide. It isa leading cause of deathamong teenagers and adultsunder . There are anestimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides everyyear worldwide by the WorldHealth Organization.
Suicide is fourth leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 to 14
StatisticsSuicide is the third-leadingcause of death for youngpeople between the ages of 15 and 24 years. During a 12 month preceding survey in 200824.1% of students had thought seriously about attempting suicide 17.7% of students had made a specific plan to attempt suicide 8.7% of students had attempted suicide
-Female students , were more likelythan male students to have thoughtseriously about suicide.- Female students were more likelythan male students to haveattempted suicide
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• Having trouble concerting or thinking clearly.• Giving away belongings.• Talking about going away or the need to “get my affairs in order”.• Suddenly changing behavior, especially calmness after a period anxiety.• Losing interest in activities they used to enjoy.• Performing self destructive behavio rs, such as heavily drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs, or cutting their body.
SYMTOMS BEFORE SUICIDE• Pulling away from friends or not wanting go out.• Suddenly having trouble in school or work.• Talking about death or suicide or even saying that they want to hurt themselves.• Talking about fooling hopeless or guilty.• Changing sleep or eating habit.
• Clear warning signs precede suicides in more than 90% of cases• More suicides occur because of depression than being afflicted by fatal diseases• Not all teenagers who commit suicide are mentally ill• Possibility of completing a suicide increases with the number of attempts• Most teen suicides can be prevented by effective communication and psychotherapy• One should pay attention to the post-depressive period, when the individual looks near normal, yet it could be an unsafe period
-This mental disorder can cause feelings ofhopelessness and worthlessness, according to Kids Health. -Depression can be particularly harmful forteens who experience violence at home or at school and feelisolated from their peers or lack a social network of friends. - Approximately 75 percent of people whocommit suicide suffer from depression, according to the HarrisCounty Psychiatric Center at the University of Texas.
-loss of a boyfriend or girlfriend andfailure at school or in sports may trigger suicidaltendencies in teens. -they are factors that contribute to ateens taking extreme measures, the NationalAlliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, points out.
-Stress, confusion, pressure and worriesabout self-worth are common problems in manyteens that can trigger suicide, according to theAmerican Academy of Child and AdolescentPsychiatry. -In some cases, teens may be victims ofphysical or sexual abuse. These are unsettlingmatters that intensify uncertain feelings such asdistress, anxiety or agitation.
-Teens with a family history ofmental disorders or suicide are at increased riskof suicide or suicide attempts. -Low levels of the chemical may leadto impulsive behavior, including suicide.
-When a girl exposed by someone inour society, then she fells shy & depress also.Then the girl committed suicide.
Some of the common causes ofstress that effect kids here atwest are… -school -work -parents -money -dating/relationshipsOn a scale of 1 to 10 of how stressed students feel, the average = 6.5.
HOW TO PREVENT SUICIDE• If we suspect that any teenager might be thinking about suicide, we should not remain silent. Suicide is preventable, but we must act quickly.• Ask teenager about his/her unusual behaviors.• Work on a close, positive relationship with that child. This can be a life-saving safety valve to the depressed and troubled youth.• Don’t be afraid to say the word “suicide” if we think it may be an option. Getting the word out in the open may help your teen think someone has heard his cries for help. Support and early intervention can be effective in this matter.• Reassure any teen that we love him. Remind the child that no matter how awful his problems seem, they can be worked out, and we are willing to help.• Ask that teen to talk about his problems. Listen carefully. Do not dismiss the problems or get angry.• Remove all potentially lethal weapons from our home, including guns, pills, kitchen utensils, and ropes.• Seek professional help. Ask teen’s doctor to guide that boy/girl. A variety of outpatient and hospital-based treatment programs are available.
Why Suicide Prevention is Important• Third leading cause of death for teens• Second leading cause of death in colleges• For every completion, there are between 50-200 attempts• CDC Youth Risk Survey: 8.5% grades 9-12 reported attempt in past year• 25% high school students report suicide ideation• Attempt rate increasing for 10-14 year olds• Same risk and protective factors for suicide as other problem behaviors such as drugs, violence, risky sexual activities
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