Suicide and Self-harm is one of the main leading causes in youth deaths in today 's society. The thought of ending his or her life is one of the thoughts developing in teenagers’ minds around the globe. There are many reasons to why a person will put their life at risk, such as stress, depression, loss of a loved one, or being bullied. Constant use of drugs or alcohol is also another leading cause to a person to have suicidal thoughts/actions. Suicide is not the way to go, there are plenty of other options to overcome suicidal thoughts or actions.
Now let’s talk about stress Self-injurers In the United States, it’s estimated that millions of youth deliberately hurt themselves by various means, such as burning, bruising or cutting themselves. Experts say the reason they do it “is because they want to end their pain, not their lives.” Why are these youth deliberately hurting themselves? This is a serious and dangerous situation that these youth are facing. When injuring themselves they use razors, knives, scissors, and anything that they can put their hands on. Many sufferers have carried the practice of self-injury into adulthood.
For further explanation, bullies are targeting girls because of their appearances. Bullying is one of the main reasons of suicidal thoughts or actions of teens in America. In fact, Bullying is one of the main reasons of suicidal thoughts or actions of teens in America. “Girls think about suicide twice as often as boys, and tend to attempt suicide by overdosing on drugs or cutting themselves” (Kid’s Health Organization 1). This shows how serious a situation can get, and this is more proof of the fact that many girls are clinically diagnosed.
The thing is are they victims or are they criminals? Many people think they are victims because they are in war fighting and killing people. Whereas I think child soldiers are victims because most of them are forced and bribed to be a child soldier. The question is what do you think they are? Even though the kids ages eight and eighteen are training, fighting, and carry very powerful guns that could cause destruction.
The young athletes still remain persistent and ask to go out in the field, despite the obvious risk of worsening the symptoms of concussions. Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the severity of concussions to children by saying, “Adolescent brains are damaged far more than the adult brain, since they are still in their developing stages. Many of the children still go on after suffering concussions. I’ve even heard cases of some of them dying due to their injuries. ” Because of the lapses in judgement, young athletes expose themselves to the hazards of football, and worsen the chances of receiving
It is very shocking that this great number of teens find it necessary to take their own lives. Some of the more common reasons seem to come from pressures in high school, problems with parents, problems with relationships, and increasingly drug or alcohol related problems. Suicide has become one of the leading causes of death for young people around the world. Young people are more vulnerable than adults to thoughts of suicide. The increasing
Teenage suicide, in other words, youth suicide has not been a new issue in modern life nowadays. This matter has become a tragedy over the world, a burden for both governments and families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15-24 years old, after accidents and homicide. The statistics of CDC estimates that at least 25 attempts are made for every completed teen suicide. From the number of deaths and the serious of consequences, not only authorities but also parents, siblings and friends take actions to prevent and help young people.
Should Kids Be Allowed To Play Football? Kids are just dying to play football; however, playing football can be harmful to kids in many ways. For example, football is such a physical sport it can be very easy to become injured while playing the sport. Many kids suffer concussions while indulging in this activity. This particular type of injury can slow brain development in a young child.
The favorite pastime of many Americans -whether it be playing or watching- is American football. But, the chance of temporary or permanent physical and mental damage are to great of a cost to pay for this game. Roger Goodell said, “It has tremendous values that outway the risks”(Kindelan and Conway); however, the danger of this sport is too high of risk for our American athletes to risk their health and wellness. For example, the highest rate of head injuries found in high school students are in football athletes. These injuries are life altering changes that may not have ever come about if they had not played the sport.
Hazing has caused many deaths and left others with psychological problems. Hazing humiliates, and degrades individuals to a point of no return. People are starting to realize the dangers of hazing due to recent deaths of many kids and teenagers. Hazing used to be thought of as harmless and was considered to be harmless pranks involving college students in fraternities. Today, hazing is constantly experienced
In addition to parental guidance, traumatic events serves as another cause of suicide. Teens who have gone through traumatic experiences are prone to idea of ending their lives do to the anxiety and stress they feel when remembering the traumatizing experiences they’ve had. Traumatic events are caused by different cases. Domestic violence is an example wherein teenagers are abused (physically, psychologically, or emotionally). Domestic violence happens at home and is done by a relative onto the child.
Head injuries, such as concussions are extremely detrimental to development, and children who play tackle football often receive them. This article states that “..the age of 12 [was found to be] the dividing line because it is an important time for the brain,’ and “players between the ages of 9 and 12 are exposed to an average of 240 head impacts in a single football season.” Every time these children have a head impact, they are somehow damaged cognitively. Tackling and physical contact is arguably the most important part of football, so this means that a child’s developing body and mind will constantly be taxed by injuries or intense head-on collisions. It has been made clear that developmental years are far too important to be interrupted by the ferocity of tackle football. Tackle football is a very dangerous and taxing sport, not for the faint of heart.
Joint enterprise is growing problem in our modern society were teenagers are sentenced because they were present when the offender delivered the fatal blow. There have been arguments for and against joint enterprise and whether the law should stay or be abolished this is because too many young people are being condemned for just witnessing attacks or observing illegal activities. I do believe those who took part deserve to be punished too, just not as rigorously. Personally I believe that the offender who commits the crime should therefore be held accountable and should be punished for it. This leaves us wondering: are the wrong people going to jail?
Current players are more at risk because the game of football is becoming more violent and players are getting injured more often(Vrentas). But the public 's problem is not just with the NFL but also with middle school, high school, and college football because it is at that age when the players are most at risk(Barra). Parents are preventing kids from playing football because of the high risk for injury and fear that their children will suffer from a concussion and be permanently harmed. One of the main reasons the general public is beginning to shy away from football is all of the risks and past injuries. In the NFL every week there are injuries including concussions.