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Teenage suicide


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Teenage suicide

  1. 1. Teenage Suicide <br />Teenage Suicide <br />Teenage Suicide <br />Teenage Suicide <br />Teenage Suicide <br />
  2. 2. Every 100 minutes another teenager will commit suicide<br /> More than 30,000 Americans commit suicide each year<br />…and 5,000 of them are teenagers<br />Suicide is the second leading cause of teenagers’ death<br />Girls attempt suicide about twice as often as boys, yet boys die by suicide about four times as often girls.<br />Did you know…<br />
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  5. 5. And these…<br />Unsettled – moving to a new community<br />Breaking up with girlfriend/boyfriend<br />Discrimination/ Alienation<br />Family conflicts: divorce, lack of parent interests<br />Being bullied, humiliated<br />School pressure: homework, failing<br />Loss of a family member or a friend<br />Emo/ Music/ Film <br />…are the reasons<br />
  6. 6. Complain of being a bad person or feeling rotten inside.<br />Put his or her affairs in order<br />Become suddenly cheerful after a period of depression <br />Have signs of psychosis <br />Symptoms<br />Symptoms<br />
  7. 7. Cutting wrists.<br />Drowning<br />Suffocation<br />Electrocution<br />Jumping<br />Hanging<br />Traffic collisions<br />Poisoning<br />Methods <br />Methods <br />
  8. 8. Film effects <br />
  9. 9. Music Effects<br />Music Effects<br />“The truth is you could slit my throat<br />and with my one last gasping breath<br />I&apos;d apologize for bleeding on your shirt”<br />– You’re so last summer by Taking back Sunday<br />“So cut my wrists and black my eyes.<br />So I can fall asleep tonight, or die”<br />- Ohio is for lovers by Hawthorne Heights<br />
  10. 10. Music Effects<br />Music Effects<br />“ Were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell you that in my death the light that shone through my painful darkness was a blinding vision of your eternal smile?”<br /> - The last three letters by Alesana<br />“So cut my wrists and black my eyes.<br />So I can fall asleep tonight, or die”<br />- Ohio is for lovers by Hawthorne Heights<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li> Short for “Emotional hardcore”
  12. 12. New way of expressing inner self
  13. 13. Depressed easily
  14. 14. Fakers / Posers show ‘cool’
  15. 15. Fashion / Music
  16. 16. Is not suicide, but leads to suicide</li></ul>Emo trends <br />Emo trends <br />
  17. 17. Impacts <br />Impacts <br /> One person’s suicide impacts on at least 6 people.<br />80% of home suicide scenes are cleaned up by members of a family or friend. 75% of them are likely to commit suicide later in life <br />
  18. 18. Impacts <br />Impacts <br />“ I can’t get over the fact that you’re really gone. What hurts the most, though, is that I never got a chance to say goodbye, or that I love you”<br />“…but I want to say something. Thank you, Mike. I wanted to end my life too, right about the time you ended yours. Then I saw what a mistake it would have been. You opened my eyes and made me realize that life is precious and should be forever treasured.” <br />“ I think about the day everything happened and wish that I could’ve done something to change your mind. I miss you and love you so much”<br />
  19. 19. Case: Megan Meier<br />
  20. 20.  “  Everybody in O&apos;Fallon knows how you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a shitty rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you.  „  <br />—Josh Evans, a.k.a. Megan&apos;s friend&apos;s mom’s<br />Case: Megan Meier<br />&quot;I have this awful, horrible guilt and this I can never change, Ever.&quot;<br />- Tina Meier, Megan’s mom<br />
  21. 21. Vietnam Statistics<br /><ul><li> 310 people/year
  22. 22. 50% under 25
  23. 23. Group suicide
  24. 24. Arguments between generations
  25. 25. School pressure
  26. 26. Love’s struggle</li></ul>Reasons<br />
  27. 27. Epidemic!<br />Epidemic!<br />Epidemic!<br />Epidemic!<br />Epidemic!<br />Epidemic!<br /> Suicide is a failure<br />Failure of people who gives up their right to live<br />Failure of those people around who didn’t notice, and listen.<br />Failure of the society for not creating enough necessary means to help people who stuck in life.<br />
  28. 28. Live a Better Life & Help those around you<br />