It was then found that “Half the study participants had depression serious enough to warrant further assessment. A quarter reported moderate to severe anxiety. Those rates are higher than those of the general public and other minority groups, says Amer, citing ongoing racial profiling, discrimination and other stressors unique to Arabs as causes” (Clay 2011). And despite the Arab-Americans receiving death threats from strangers, Clay also reports, "I saw articles online where people were saying if they are depressed, that means they 're crazy and shouldn 't even be living in this country." However, muslims were not the only ones affected by Religious Hate Crimes.
Hannah Hoyland Hour 3 March 1st Mr.Stanley Quit denying our basic rights! Researchers have found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth is comparatively higher than among the general population.LGBT teens and young adults have one of the highest rates of suicide attempts. According to some groups, this is linked to heterocentric cultures and institutionalised homophobia in some cases, including the use of rights and protections for LGBT people as a political wedge issue like in the contemporary efforts to halt legalising same-sex marriages. Depression and drug use among LGBT people have both been shown to
Many gay people have to go through hell in their families and even in their schools. Suicide is the leading cause of death among gay and lesbian youths. Gay and lesbians youth are 2 to 6 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth or the straight people. Over 30% of all reported teen suicides each year are committed by gay and lesbian youths,
There are numerous negative effects of alcohol on teens. Firstly, alcohol can create emotional problems. Studies show that eighth grade girls who drink are three times more likely to attempt suicide than girls in their grade who do not drink. Moreover, alcohol plays a vital role in antisocial activities, violence and crime. For example “ according to a Home Office survey, 18 percent of young people aged 12-13 in the UK and 28 percent of those aged 14-15 caused damage while drinking.
Graph 1: 12th Graders Drug Use by Type in the Past Year in the US Drug addiction can be a result of genetics, mental illness, social, environmental, and stress factors. The “National Institute on Drug Abuse” has shown that individuals with a familial history of drug addiction are four times more likely to become addicted, and that 60% of addicts have a family history of addiction. Studies have indicated that people suffering from stress, anxiety or depression are more likely to use drugs and become addicted. Living with other addicts increases the odds of addition, and 45% of addicts think that their environment has influenced them to start using drugs. Addiction manifests in physical (ongoing craving) and psychological (emotional reliance) dependence on drugs.
It is widely known that peer pressure, drug and alcohol abuse, and reckless driving are dangers that some teenagers may face; however, there is one major, yet less publicized problem that an increasing number of teenagers are dealing with on a daily basis. Both teenagers and adults suffer from sleep deprivation, but “the problem is most acute among teens” (Richter). Sleep deprivation is being referred to as an epidemic among experts, and it can have drastic effects on a teenager’s physical, mental, and social well-being. “The most recent national poll shows that more than 87 percent of U.S. high school students get far less than the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep each night” (Richter). Teenagers have “irregular sleep patterns” and they stay up late, affecting their “biological clocks” which can “hurt the quality of their sleep” (National Sleep Foundation).
Another study of nearly 28,000 high schoolers from the Journal of Youth and Adolescents, found that for each hour of sleep lost there is a 38% increased chance of feeling sad and/or hopeless. There was also a 58% increase in suicide attempts. Teens that get around six hours a night are three times more likely to suffer from depression. Another negative impact from poor sleep are long term effects for a young person 's physical health. Bad sleep can lead to obesity and diabetes for teens and high schoolers who already skimp on sleep have a higher risk of diabetes in the future.
Females are twice as likely to attempting suicide than males while males are four times more likely to attempting suicide and more chance of dying. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide by poisoning. It’s between the ages of 45 and 64, and for men is at the rate that occurs at the ages 75 and up. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 to 34. It appears that among the racial and ethnic groups,
"I 'm so stressed out"- 49% of American teenagers What do the demands of school, sports, friends and getting a job have in common? Although underestimated by a majority of adults these all cause stress in our adolescent population. Nearly half of America 's teenagers are under tremendous pressure and it is taking a toll. Poor stress management techniques developed young tend to carry over into adulthood and can result in compound negative effects. Coping methods The Center for Disease Control published a study showing that, "In 2015, there were 1,537 suicides among males and 524 among females ages 15 to 19 years."
They continue to face the discrimination and exclusion in the world and violence. Like in EU, the same-sex couples and the opposite-sex couples have big difference because the same-sex couples do not enjoy their rights and protection compare to the opposite-sex couples. And same-sex couples suffer from discrimination and disadvantages in access to social protection scheme. Majority of LGBT hide their sexuality out of fear of losing their jobs. Youth LGBT are vulnerable.