Depression is the more commonly cause of suicide, many teens use suicide as a solution for depression which is only a temporary problem that could be solved in another way but suicide is usually the effect of the problem. In the article Depression and Suicide “Depression, versus ordinary unhappiness, is characterized by longer and deeper feelings of despondency and the presence of certain characteristic symptoms (see below). This distinction is important, because in severe cases, depression can be life threatening, with suicide as a possible outcome. Depressed people may also fail to live up to their potential, doing poorly in school and staying on the social margins. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people.
And countless amounts of people can say that they have contemplated or even attempted suicide. But what is more devastating are the numerous amounts of people whose cries for help went unnoticed because most are uneducated about mental illness and suicide. There are many ways we can help in the prevention of suicide. We can start, by talking about the signs and symptoms of one thinking about suicide. Some of those symptoms are; talking about death, saying goodbye, putting affairs in order and withdrawals.
An example mentioned or a major change in lifestyle can trigger depression. The more painful and stressful a teenager experiences, the longer a recovery from depression a teenager may take (Poncelet, 2017). Hence, teenagers may need extra emotional support from surrounded people when they are experiencing traumatic life
Many depressed teenagers find that their minds continually return to the same unpleasant thoughts. Experiencing stressful events serves as triggers of the above risk factors, which then leads to an increased probability of becoming depressed. When teenagers experience negative events that happened in their life, they will not easily forget instead they will always think of it because it leaves a mark. If a teenager cannot remove it from their mind, they will tend to use some illegal drugs for them to forget it and may be worst they will commit suicide. Loss in interest in activities that were once enjoyed is also one of the symptoms.
Verbal abuse puts thoughts into people's head that try to make them feel depressed or over powered. People are left with verbal abuse and mental scars forever. Verbal abuse can leave people antisocial and emotionally unstable. Verbal abuse can also cause someone to not trust relationships anymore. It can cause the person being abuse to shadow themselves away from the world and be afraid for the same thing to keep happening to them.
People often think that stress usually happens when we face up to big problems. But there are very small problems in life can cause stress too. Stress can cause a lot of effects on young people such as ineffective work, distraction, sadness ... It is the main reason for some psychological illness such as autism or depression is becoming more and more popular in society. This is also the cause of many suicides of young people in recent times.
Suicide has been one of the most trending issues that rang throughout the different sources of information such as the social media. It kills anyone with one‘s own decision. As a part of the growth of suicide, it becomes easier and easier from time to time from a simple cutting of wrist to a painful gunshot. Also, there are too many stimuli that could trigger a person’s chance of taking suicide and that include depression, psychosis and mistake. Depression, according to some researchers, is considered to as the topmost cause of suicide.
There are several causes of suicide among teenagers which are, tend to keep problems by themselves, have early loss of someone beloved and the most famous one is academic stress. The first cause tends to keep problems by themselves. This is because the person has trust issues on everyone. He or she does not trust people because they may have been betrayed in the past or they feel shy to tell their problems to other people. So, they decided to keep their problems and not telling the truth.
As a result of the society’s lack of understanding concerning mental illnesses many teenagers suffer from disorders, which causes them to commit suicide if not given the proper treatment. Mental illness is a complicated concept to understand however it affects millions of people every day. “The term mental illness represents a mental, behavioral, or emotional ailment that causes impairment in functioning an interpersonal relationships and is sufficient enough in duration”(Mullen Crowe 401). When an individual hears someone say the term mental illness they may equate it to someone in a mental institution or someone who is “crazy”. This is a completely stereotypical way to think because mental diseases are much more complicated than that.
Teenagers nowadays suffer from depression too often. The world manipulates peoples minds into believing things that are not true. This creates a set image that a teen must follow in order to be ‘cool’ or ‘one of the gang’ and if teens do not achieve this status they feel they have failed therefore they get involved with cutting, drugs, alcohol, non protective sex and the worst… suicide. Teens around the world are increasingly inflicting pain onto themselves like cutting, belimia etc. This form of self destructive behaviour doesn’t always lead to death.