As reported by Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, et al, (1996), the rate of suicide attempts by adolescents in crisis is the same among white, middle-class teens in Oklahoma as it is among urban minority teens in New York City and Los Angeles; the risk factors: depression, substance abuse, and conduct problems. The teenagers who attempted suicide were more than twice as likely to be depressed as those who had not. Suicide attempters were also significantly more likely to report suicidal ideation (64.2 percent) and suicidal behavior in their
28% (N=100) of youths interviewed reported to have suicide ideation in 3 months ago. Family conflicts (45%), Poverty and unemployment (18%) and mental disorders (hopelessness, depression) 9%, were factors associated with suicide ideation. Poisonous substances (46%) and Hanging (41%) were means of suicide attempt reported to be used. Conclusion: The association between risk factors assessed and suicidal ideation helps to increase the understanding of ignored factors. Youths with suicide ideation or behavior are at risk to attempt suicide at any time that can end their lives.
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.
Jenna Robbins Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 29 March 2018 Suicide and Depression Prevention Suicide and depression in general is a huge ongrowing issue in society today. “The statistics for suicide are frightening. According to the WHO, more than 800,000 people commit suicide every year, with perhaps 20 times that number attempting suicide” (Suicide; how can we prevent suicide, 2015). Suicide is not a joke in society today. There are tons of bullies and other conflicts that lead people into feelings of depression.
Hanging is one of the most preferred methods for suicide, which occurs due to the constriction of the neck by a ligature material wind around the neck which is suspended from a suspension point1. As defined by Beck et al, suicide is “a wilful self inflicted life threatening act which has resulted in death”2. Suicide is an multidisciplinary object of scientific study with sociology, anthropology, psychology which has importance in its respective field of investigation. The most controversial questions around the suicide are philosophical3. Hanging is commonest method of suicide accounting 2000 deaths every year in countries like England, Serbia, Norway4, 5, 6.
It is observed that responsible reports may have an educational character and help those, who want to commit suicide, and, consequently reduce the number of suicides. How can social media influence the suicide rate in the USA? Until 1998 in the USA, one of the ten leading causes of death was suicide (McKeown, Cuffe, & Schulz, 2005). The suicide rate in the USA was relatively stable from 1950 to 1990, and then it was decreasing in the late 20th century (Brickman, & Mintz, 2003). According to the National Institute of Mental Health statistics, every completed suicide has about 8-25 attempts.
Teenage suicide percentage in America is increasing, and it’s the third leading cause of death for teenagers. But not much help is being offered for these teens. Most teenage suicides happen in any bullying in social media or school. There should be more control, and ways to handle these types of situation. To conclude, there is a lot more, to this major problem.
The idea of committing suicide and attempting suicide is a worrying condition which adolescents face. Many adolescents lose their life in committing suicide as it is the third leading cause of death in the event. Centers for Disease Control (2002, as cited in Connor & Reuter) reveal that 26% of girls in their ninth grade reported ideation of suicide while 15 % of ninth grade males have entertained the same ideas. The rate of suicide increased by 109% from 1980 to 1995 (Connor & Reuter, 2006). In the United States, more than 30,000 individuals of which are adolescents lose their lives to suicide each year.
It happens worldwide and people are getting used to it. More and more teenagers die every day, as they see this action as the only possible way to sort out their personal struggles. According to nowadays tendency, “suicide is the third leading cause of death among youths aged 10 to 14 years and the second leading cause of death among youths aged 15 to 24 years”(Garraza, Goldston, McKeon, Reid & Walrath, 2015, p.986). It shows that potential consequences are not flattering. There will be more young people dying which will not only affect their close friends and relatives, who might “live their permanently shattered lives as a consequence of their loss”, but also countries’ social and economic conditions in many different ways such as, first of all, lack of human resources (Belam, Donovan, Lloyd, Owen, Owens & Rapport, 2009, para.#1) This problem needs to be solved as it is global, it happens everywhere and millions of people are affected.
Did you know that 300 million people worldwide are affected by depression and depression could lead to suicide? Currently, about 800,000 people die every year to suicide and there is not enough help for all of these people who are suffering from depression and taking their lives. Many people think that depression isn’t as big of a problem compared to some other diseases. However, depression can lead to many other types of problems that can affect your body and your mental health. It also can lead to suicide, the second leading cause of death.