Critical Analysis Of Suicide In Adolescents

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Analysis of Suicide in Adolescent Teens Suicide is becoming an increasingly larger social issue in today's society, and is affecting all lives in one way or another. It is not a topic that is discussed as much as other social topics and a lot of the time, it’s awareness is only talked about when someone committed the act. Suicide is the act of an individual taking their own life. Many families of people who have committed this act have plenty of questions regarding suicide, such as “Why does this happen?”, or “How could we have helped them?”. This issue is very high in adolescent nowadays, and the rates are increasing. There are a number a reasons why adolescent take their own lives, or even have thoughts of doing so. The possible mental…show more content…
The many reasons for why people commit suicide is endless, and there are many different cases of suicide in the different types. Most adolescents that have suicidal thoughts or attempt suicide, are diagnosed with clinical depression or another mental disorders. (AFSP) People diagnosed with clinical depression who get the help they need from therapists, counsellors, etc, have a lower risk of committing suicide than those who leave their illness unattended. (Kahn) However, the other people that are living with different circumstances, and backgrounds, or have experienced tragic events have an increased higher risk of suicide if they didn’t get the help they needed. Experiencing a serious loss could affect lives as well, such as becoming unemployed, losing homes and/or money. In adolescent teenagers, common troubles they deal with that lead them to suicide, is bullying, overwhelming guilt, fear of not being accepted, low self-esteem, mental illnesses. (Kahn) Teenagers being victimized or a loved or a being victimized is quite common too, adolescent who was exposed to domestic violence, rape or assault, tend to develop mental illnesses, which then could potentially leave them with suicide…show more content…
The causes increased risk of suicide are biopsychosocial, environment, and sociocultural. The biopsychosocial cause is the main risk for suicide or attempted suicide, these include illness like depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Childhood abuse and trauma, attempted suicide before, and chronic illnesses are some key factors in biopsychosocial symptoms. (Kahn) Environmental risks of suicide, include access to lethal weapons, firearms, being a victim of harassment, bullying, physical abuse etc., and social losses like divorce. Sociocultural risks of suicide are most common within adolescent. Isolation from society, not being accepted by others is, insecurities in their own gender identity and sexual orientation are examples of sociocultural symptoms. Signs of suicide are either extremely hard to notice in others, or are very clear to see in their behaviour. Someone talking about feeling hopeless and having no reason to live, reckless behaviour, avoiding social interactions, changes in personality and mood, are all signs of suicide. Some people may be looking into creating a will, or giving away personal possessions,
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