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  • Major Factor In Suicides
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    Suicide Over 23,000 people commit suicide in the United States every year. (Suicide Facts) Among these people are the young and the old, the sick, and the well. There is not just one type of person that will do such a thing, but all people. To help prevent suicide education and easy access to information is key. In order to even start to prevent suicide one must know the statistics, causes- such as depression, alcohol, and the availability of fire arms- warning signals, and how to help and cope ...
  • Significant Suicidal Warning Signs
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    A mother finds her 17 year old teenage son hanging from the rafters of their basement. To hear of this occurrence is not rare in society today. Every 90 minutes a teenager in this country commits suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. The National suicide rate has increased 78% between 1952 and 1992. The rate for 15-19 year olds rose from two per 100,000 to 12.9, more than 600 percent. (Special report, Killing the Pain, Rae Co ulli) A 17 year old boy, Douglas S...
  • Teen Suicide The Unknown Epidimic Every Year
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    Teen Suicide - The Unknown Epidimic Every year, thousands of youth die in the United States, not by cancer, car accidents, and other diseases, but by their own hand. These people make the choice that they want to die and they take there own life. Suicide, the term given to the act of killing oneself, is the third leading cause of death among people that are 15 to 25 years of age. It is estimated that 500,000 teenagers try to kill themselves during the course of one year. During the adolescent ye...
  • People Complete About 90 Percent Of Suicides
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    Teenage years are the hardest times. Your having changes in your body, going through relationships, and trying to plan your future. When you go to look for answers, it seems like no one has them. That's what starts teenagers to feel alone. When they feel this way they will try to "medicate" themselves by drugs and alcohol or violence. Studies show that teens who feel this way are at high risk for suicide. Suicide, intentional, self-inflicted death. A uniquely human act, suicide occurs in all cul...
  • Suicidal Youth
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    Suicide and the Youth Suicide and the Youth A suicide attempt is a non-fatal act in which an individual deliberately causes self- injury and should be recognized as a method of communication from a youth who may be experiencing severe problems. Canadian statistics from the Suicide Information and Education Center in 1996 recorded 25 000 attempted suicides and 250 successful suicides. 1 in every 100 people who try to commit suicide will die. Based on the 1996 statistics one can assume that these ...
  • Suicide Among College Students
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    SUICIDE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS Suicide has become a critical, national problem and the extent of this is mind-boggling. Suicides have been proven to be one of the leading causes of death among college students. According to Web ters dictionary "suicide is the act killing oneself on purpose". It derived from the Latin sui, meaning "self", and, which means "to kill". But this is just a definition, because an actual suicide holds different meanings to people such as tragic, shocking, a relief, a cr...
  • Suicide Prevention
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    Suicide In Our Society Once every minute someone tries to commit suicide. Sixty or seventy times a day these attempts succeed. (Earl A. Grollman, Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention, Boston: Beacon Press, 1988, p. 4) Unlike what many want to believe, suicide can happen to anyone regardless of race, age or sex. News reports, books and the internet all point in the same direction. We are undergoing a breakdown in our social roles, and suicide is the result. The first ever recorded talk ...
  • Teen Suicide
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    Teen Suicide Suicide is a major issue among teens. In 1990 alone we lost more than 13 out of 100,000 teens to suicide. This number increased by 15% less than one year later. When suicide is discussed in schools students take it very seriously because they know that at least two people in their class will attempt suicide. When there are suicide prevention discussions most feel their is no hope. "Youth still see psychiatry as a pretty scary system", says Lynn Chia rell, satellite program coordinat...
  • High Risk For Suicide
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    I will never forget what happened in my high school merely five months ago. Chuck was 16 years old, a junior in high school, and a star football player. In December of 2002, he began to have many troubles in his life. His girlfriend of about one year broke off their relationship, and declined his invitation to the school's annual Christmas Ball. In the days leading up to this dance, Chuck had lost his after-school job, and had several conferences with his guidance counselor about his poor academ...
  • Joke About The Feelings The Suicidal Teen
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    Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people age 15 to 24. Accidents are number one and homicide just passes up suicide and come in second. According to the National Mental Health Association, "Each year, almost 5,000 young people, ages 15 to 24, kill themselves. The rate of suicide for this age group has nearly tripled since 1960... ". (1). More and more teenagers are being pushed to the edge, as explained in the story of eighth grader, Luis. Luis was the skinniest eighth-grader in hi...
  • Listen And Look For Warning Signs
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    Have you ever known someone who's committed or tried to commit suicide and thought, "I wish I would " ve done something, said something, to stop it from happening?" I know I would ask myself that question everyday if I hadn't. A few years ago, a good friend of mine thought her life was so bad she wanted to end it. I did the only thing I could think, and told the nearest teacher. It may sound so childish or stupid, but it worked. Luckily, she's still alive and well. I'm here to make sure you can ...
  • Depression And Suicide
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    Someone, somewhere, commits suicide every 18 minutes. You might never be able to tell who it will be, it could be the person sitting right next. Statistics reveal that approximately three million youths, between 12-18, have either thought about or attempted suicide in the past year. More than 1/3, actually succeeded. Only in the past two decades, have depression and suicide been taken seriously. Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood and thoughts. Depression affects the way a pers...
  • Legality Of Assisted Suicide People
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    An advocate of assisted-suicide, Dr. Kevorkian, has recently been convicted of 2nd degree murder for an assisted-suicide and faces up to 25 years. Kevorkian claims to have assisted in over 130 suicides since 1990. Three earlier juries have acquitted him, and a mistrial was declared in his fourth case. In his most recent case, he was charged with murder for the lethal injection of 52 year old Thomas Youk, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease. Youk was the first case in which Kevorkian delivered...
  • Being A Friend To A Suicidal Person
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    Teenage Suicide When people think about suicide, they think about someone taking their life away on purpose, or in other words it means, "to kill yourself" (Marcus 1). Suicide is a dramatic word that can change the way people view things in life. It is a thought that brings a teen to the point of self-murder. It is an event where a young one feels desperation and pain just before pulling the trigger or jumping off the bridge. Many of those who have thought about suicide or have committed suicide...
  • Depression And Suicide Solution
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    Suicide... a serious problem that has no blanket solution. The basis of this essay is to write about the solution to a problem. In my case, the problem is suicide... and in suicide there is no real solution. There are many ways to help one who is suicidal, anddifferent precautions, such as: hotlines, counseling, and programs. Medications that you can prescribe to them also can help. Other than that, its pretty much up to your love and support to keep them alive. Some hotlines, and web sites that...
  • Social Workers Intervention In Suicide
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    INTRODUCTION Suicide is an act where one intentionally ends his / her own life. (Berman, 1992). Suicide has existed for a long time and has increased substantially in the past 2-3 decades among adolescents (Hawton, 1986). In order for a death to be considered suicide it must be ones own doing, where the person intentionally used a physical action to kill himself; this is different from an accidental self-inflicted death. If a suicide does not result in death, it is labeled as an attempted suicid...
  • Use Of Firearms In Teen Suicides
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    During the teen years, adolescents go through many different changes. These changes cause many teens to feel as though they are the only ones that have these feelings and that no one can help them. The teen that develops these types of mentality generally has little help from friends and family to overcome the feelings that could possibly lead to suicide. Suicide is when someone tries to kill himself or herself. Teen suicide is based on the same idea, but it is for people that are teenagers. Abo...
  • Talk About Suicide A Lot
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    Why Do Some Teenagers Commit Suicide Mary and Todd had grown up together. Todd lived right next door to Mary and the two were pretty much inseparable. Todd often gave Mary rides on his motorcycle. But Mary and Todd seemed to be growing apart more and more each day. She had noticed that he had changed a lot. He was always alone, was no longer stopping by her house, and seemed to have lost his since of humor. One day, Todd saw Mary at the bus stop and waved. This made her feel better, but there wa...
  • Suicide O Are
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    Stephanie Johnson November 24, 2003 Teaching Project: Suicide Prevention The group that I will be presenting to is high-school girls that have been identified as "at risk". The group of about 10 girls ranges from 13-17 years of age. Their high school guidance counselor and school nurse has identified the girls as at risk based on academic, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. The group meets every other week to talk about issues and concerns that the girls may have and ideas the school nurse o...
  • Why Do People Commit Suicide
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    Why do people attempt suicide? People usually attempt suicide to block unbearable emotional pain, which is caused by a wide variety of problems. It is often a cry for help. A person attempting suicide is often so distressed that they are unable to see that they have other options. Suicidal people often feel terribly isolated because of their distress, they may not think of anyone they can turn to, furthering this isolation. In the vast majority of cases a suicide at tempter would choose differen...

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