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 illness him or her has, or their experience and perception of life has been pushed to the point where they cannot handle living anymore. Although it is said that suicide in adolescents and young adults is ridiculous, and that they are being selfish, but wanting to end their own lives happens to them too. Types of Suicide According to Emile Durkheim, there are four different types of suicide.
People surrounding a depressed person have a huge influence on how the victim could cope up with the situation, some people tend to have high expectations and sometimes they would pressure the victim, which can make the victim even more depressed. Though, depression can also be the effect of puberty, such as hormonal changes and such. Peer pressure and parents/teachers forcing the teen to have higher grades causes stress in general and adds up to cause depression. Having a rough or traumatic childhood can also cause depression, such as physical and verbal abuse from a parent or someone close to the victim. Depressed teens feel like they 're lonely and no one understands them.
Domestic life can be an extremely transforming to opinions on suicide to the teenage youth community. In a journal article this fact was found “Many teenagers feel trapped and powerless from domestic abuse and thus believe that suicide is the only way out” (World mental health, Elsevier’s Research page.2). This quote essentially means those teenagers who experience effects such as being beaten at home or harmed are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and perhaps even go through with it. With this information it is able to be extracted that teenagers experiencing trouble at home are the ones who have additional suicidal thoughts, thus showing how domestic house hold connects to suicide. Another reason this is true is based on the fact gained from “Why Suicide?” book which stated “39% of all youth suicides are completed by young people who have lost someone of influence or significance for them to think about or commit suicide”(Why suicide, page 48).
What causes people to want to end their lives intentionally, especially teenagers? There are many causes for someone wanting to commit suicide. Depression is one of the main cause. Depression can have serious consequences if it is left untreated. If left untreated, depression can cause suicide.
On top is oppression, meaning self identification; the most challenging phase of the teenager’s life. When the teenager fails in developing independence, he usually ends up in aggression. Second main trigger of aggression is the puberty. Increase in hormonal level during the puberty causes increase anger in the teenagers. Social confusion is another cause for the teenage anger.
Cyberbullying causes more depression. It can be more harmful than physical bullying, not only that but it can affect learning and could cause isolation. Previous studies have found that bullying causes a higher risk of mental health such as low self-esteem, poor school performance, depression, and an higher risk for suicide. Cyber Bullying can lead to suicidal thoughts, sometimes persisting into adulthood. In one study, adults who were bullied as a kid they were three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts or inclinations.
Youth suicide is in a high rate, surprisingly according a CDC survey it showed that boys suicidal rate is much higher than girls. To prevent this problem, the causes have be taking under consideration and sedated as well. Mental illness, depression and bullying are the common causes of committing suicide. In the begging, mental illness is the most serious cause that could set the person’s live in a shaky path. An unstable mind is a massive threat to one’s life, and it is risky situation that the person can be in.
People say it is better to use “completed suicide”, “took his/her own life” or “killed himself”. Suicide has number of risk factors. We have mental disorders, using of drugs, psychological states, cultural, family, social, social situations and genetics. The number one cause of suicide is mental disorders. There are different kinds of mental disorders such as major depressive, mood and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, & personality disorder like borderline personality disorder which is known to be the most common.
Teenage Suicide: an overwhelming social matter Nowadays there is an increasing tendency for people to make drastic decisions that may change the course of their lives. Many people feel that they cannot find a good reason to live or to continue with their existence. What is even worst, people with suicidal tendencies have negative thoughts about themselves or about the life they have that they think the only solution to their problems is to put an end to their pain by taking away their own life. It has been reported that, “there are a considerable number of people who commit suicide every year due to the fact that they have feelings of loneliness, despair and sadness or that they cannot heal the scarves left by a traumatic experience they lived” ( 15 Common Causes of Suicide: Why Do People Kill Themselves?,n.d) . These people cannot see that living their lives implies not only to exist biologically but also to be able to cope with the difficulties they may face every day.
Teens tend to revert to social media, which can damage their self esteem, if used improperly. They have extraordinarily high levels of stress, which can cause them anxiety, one of the biggest mental illnesses in correlation with suicide, including depression, bipolar disorders, and insomnia. If a teen has any of these problems, they are four times more likely to commit suicide. Education and parents can put massive expectations upon them, and if they fail to meet those expectations, they will feel as if they are a failure. It is the third leading cause of death kids age 5-24 and can be preventable if schools and parents were to ask young adults questions about having suicidal thoughts and education on where to go to receive help.“Do you ever feel so badly that you think about suicide?” “Do you have a plan to commit suicide or take your life?” “Have you thought about when you would do it (today, tomorrow, next week)?” “Have you thought about what method you would use?” (Kroning, Maureen; Kroning, Kayla, Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis, Journal of Christian Nursing) These are some of the questions Journal of Christian Nursing recommends you ask, instead of being afraid to plant the idea in the kids mind.