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English Project Love Burns

  1. 1. Self Destructive Behavior in High School Students By: Andrea Burns Kimberley Love
  2. 2. What is self-destructive behavior? <ul><li>Self-destructive behavior is a term used to describe a broad set of extreme actions and emotions including self-harm and drug abuse. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sample Size <ul><li>66 Students </li></ul><ul><li>including all grade levels 9-12 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Have you ever contemplated suicide? 4.5% said Yes 95.5% said No
  5. 5. Have you ever used illegal drugs to solve your problem? 13.7% said Yes 86.3% said No
  6. 6. Have you ever used alcohol as a way to solve your problem? 22.7% said Yes 77.3% said No
  7. 7. Have you ever harmed yourself intentionally? 9% said Yes 91% said No
  8. 8. Have you ever participated in a violent act? 28.8% said Yes 71.2% said No
  9. 9. Have you ever been scared to be around peers because you feel your are dangerous to them or dangerous to yourself? 7.6% voted Yes 92.4% voted No
  10. 10. Students at West Senior believe the cause of self destructive behavior is… <ul><li>peer pressure </li></ul><ul><li>mental instability </li></ul><ul><li>self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>stress </li></ul><ul><li>depression </li></ul><ul><li>home life </li></ul><ul><li>bullying </li></ul><ul><li>media </li></ul><ul><li>**Most common answers** </li></ul>
  11. 11. The effect of self-destructive behavior on the individual or people around them <ul><li>violence </li></ul><ul><li>suicide </li></ul><ul><li>stress to family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>more depression </li></ul><ul><li>**Most common answers** </li></ul>
  12. 12. How many people to West Senior Students know have a problem with self-destructive behavior? 66.7% said they know no one (44 students) 15.2% said they know at least one person (10 students) 12.1% said they knew two or more ( 8 students) 6.0% had no response ( 4 students)
  13. 13. Do you think there is enough support for students that if they need help they can seek it? 59% voted YES 41% voted NO
  14. 14. The End

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