Cause Of Teen Suicide In The United States

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In the United States ,there is an average 3,470 attempts commit suicide by adolescents from grades 9-12 each day. Teen suicide has become the second cause of death for those in that age group, but why exactly? Furthermore there are many reasons why a teen might be inclined to have these thoughts about committing suicide. Those who actually go through with committing suicide cause great emotional stress, and pain for those around them. Over the past decade decade suicide in teens has increased dramatically, and has emerged as a major social issue within our nation. Despite the fact that the United States is a first world country, it’s teenage suicide rates are extremely high and even match suicide rates within third world countries. Suicide has becoming the second leading cause of death for those in the age groups of 10-24 as stated by the Jason Foundation. More teenagers die from suicide than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease within the US on a yearly basis combined according to the Center for Disease Control. If this issue is not properly addressed suicide rates with only increase over time.…show more content…
There are a multiple reasons why a teen may have suicidal thoughts that even an adult can face. Some may include substance abuse, physical abuse, or even emotional abuse by their own peers. Each of these can lead to depression which is categorized as a mental health disorder. Often however this is brushed off and just considered normal teen angst. Research done by MedBroadcast has showed that half of 14 and 15 year olds have had feelings of depression, which in many cases leads to
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