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Teen suicide-30 warning signs

Teen suicide is something major and it cannot be ignored. More and more teenagers are committing suicide and the reason for this behavior has to be worked out before it is too late. You will feel an enormous amount of regret if you think there might have been something you could have done to save the person and you may just never be able to forgive yourself. Here are 30 warning signs on teen suicide:

* Noticeable change in the behavior
* Constant alcohol and or drug abuse
* Continuous boredom issues
* Sudden difficulty to concentrate
* Sudden downfall in schoolwork
* Extraordinary change in sleeping and eating routines
* Happiness suddenly after depression
* Unusually unappreciative and demanding
* No interest in activities, family and friends
* Sudden dislike of activities, family and friends
* Saying things like: “it doesn’t matter”, “who cares about me anyway” “I wont be a burden to you for much longer”
* Rudely rejecting rewards, compliments and praises
* Complaints of being “useless” and saying there is no purpose for their life
* Sudden outbursts of violence
* Running away from home
* Rebellious behavior
* Sudden unexpected abruptness
* Unusual behavior with favorite possessions and belongings, like giving or throwing them away
* Constant complaints of physical illness
* Saying things to get attention, like having headaches, stomach aches or suggesting they go see a doctor
* Noticeable slacking of their appearance (dirty hair, bad clothes, etc)
* Harming themselves, cuts on the wrist or any other part of the body
* Total disrespect for people that are usually highly respected
* Any sign if drug use
* Purposely careless behavior like coming home late or sleeping out without permission
* Listening to heavy-metal or satanic music that they hated before
* Any previous suicide attempts
* Having suffered sexual or physical abuse in the past
* Sudden interest in dark clothes, lots of jewelry and black make-up
* Very emotional and outburst of crying

If you notice any one or more of these 30 warning signs on teen suicide you are to report it to someone, as soon as possible. Don’t leave it, not even for one day; one day could be too late. Even if you think you might be wrong, rather tell someone just incase. That way at least you know you helped and I am sure the person will be most grateful to you after they have received treatment.


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Teen suicide personal stories

When one has to read up on teen suicide personal stories or listen to their stories, you can try to hold back the tears, but eventually you will break. To listen to the stories of troubled teens make one think and realize that there is a human being that has a hard time coping with what is going on in life. You try everything you can to help the person, and sometimes you wish it could you in the person’s shoes and the sufferer rather than the person in front of you.

Teens attempting suicide, most of the time have a hard time talking to someone about their problem, and that way they close up and remain silent. Teens feeling suicidal often feel hopeless. They feel this way because they are convinced that what they are feeling will never go away. They feel isolated. There is no one else that can share their pain and know exactly what they are going through. They will not be able to understand. They feel helpless. They are powerless, and because of this they are unable to change the situation they are in. This is just a small something you will hear and read about in teen suicide personal stories.

Teens feeling that they want to commit suicide truly do not want to take their own life. They are simple individuals that are struggling to cope with personal problems, and as far as they can see, there is no solution. These individuals want their depression, despair and all the emotional distress to go away so they can resolve the dilemma that has taken over their lives.

In teen suicide personal stories you will also learn a few things from the person who is planning to attempt suicide. They may complain about being a very bad person and that they are feeling broken inside. They may also hint verbally that they won’t be a problem in a certain person’s life for much longer. The suicidal person could also discard of very personal belongings and say that he/she does not need them anymore. The person could also go through a time of hallucinating bizarre things.

These are just a few things you will learn and know when confronting someone attempting teen suicide. The personal stories from someone in this situation should not be neglected. Your undivided attention must be given, because you can make a difference in their lives by just listening and helping.


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Risk factors

There are common risk factors for teen suicide, and surveys have shown that a majority of the teen suicides committed around the country and around the world sources from an interaction with family, biological, socio-cultural and psychological factors. In a suicide attempt, the result of that suicide could be the result of any of the above factors. These sources or courses, however, only rise after a very important event occurs in the life of the person attempting suicide.

The person thinking of suicide withdraws from his friends and family and also from the world. Having no where to turn, the person finds the only way out with the attempt to commit suicide. The risk factors for teen suicide brings the person in the open and makes the way the image of the person and the change in behavior quite obvious to the next person that has a rational frame of mind.

Evidently, as the person withdraws, he/she steps into the spotlight unconsciously. They want no one to know what is wrong with them, but yet their change of behavior gives them away. The risks factors for teen suicide are shown from any of the following, and any of these in a person should be looked and confronted respectfully immediately.

* Pay attention to the person’s changes in moods. Does the person seem depressed?
* Has the person previously attempted suicide that you are aware of?
* Does the person have a hard time coping in school or studying?
* Do you know if the person is abusing alcohol or drugs or both substances?
* Has the person experienced any conflicts in the family or in a relationship?
* Do you know if the person has an unsupportive family?
* Does the person possess any psychiatric illness?
* Does the person celebrate an anniversary of a departed loved one?
* Has the person lost someone close at a very early age?
* Does the person suffer from a physical illness and because of this he/she is deprived of work?
* Is the person a perfectionist and are their expectations high?

These are just a few of the risk factors for teen suicide. They find it hard to cope with these problems and sometimes they will withdraw and try to deal with the problem in their own way. However, they do try but they do not succeed. Instead, the problem becomes bigger than them and they are trapped. Suicide seems to be the only way out and the only solution to their problem.


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Teen suicide graphs

As teens get older, they experience certain things that make life difficult for them. These things may not be major and they may not be for a long time but sometimes they can be. Teens also experience a lot of stressful things and often when they cannot cope they fall into depression. It does not happen to every teenager, but it will happen to a few. If it does not happen to you, you should be grateful! It also depends on how the teen handles their depression and if they are willing to get help or not.

There are a few teen suicide graphs that show you the teen suicides rates over a certain period of time, this is made so that the information is easy to read and also so it can be easily compared to other graphs when determining statistics and percentage rates. Teen suicide graphs are somewhat scary as they seem to be increasing on the number of suicides.

Here are a few of the teen suicide graphs that let you in on the teen suicide information:

Teenagers that report of making a plan to kill themselves:
7th grade – Females – 7 males – 7
8th grade – females – 12 males – 10
9th grade – females – 21 males – 11
10th grade – females – 21 males – 14
11th grade – females – 21 males – 12
12th grade – females – 18 males – 12

Teens attempting suicide:
State – students grade 9-12 who have reported attempted suicide in the last year – 8.6%
Local – students grade 7-12 who have reported attempting suicide at some point – 11%
National – students grade 9-12 have reported attempting suicide in the last year – 8.8%

When some teens are about to commit suicide, some of them first call a hotline for help, these teen suicide graphs will show what the topic of their problem was:
Parent or family problems – 16%
Relationships – 10%
Running away from home – 5%
Abuse – 5%
School – 3%
Pregnancy or sexuality – 8%
Depression – 30%
Substance abuse – 3%
All other reasons – 7%

In another one of the teen suicide graphs it states that reported suicides in young males are the highest in Armenia, Lithuania, Russia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia and new Zealand where are the least reported suicides are in Greece, Albania, Tajikistan, Portugal, Mexico and Italy.

These teen suicide graphs just give you a basic idea of the rate of suicides in some countries, which is really frightening. And what is even worse is the fact that these numbers and percentages could get higher and higher. Watch you’re teen carefully and make sure they are ok at all times, also watch out for any of the warning signs concerning suicide.


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Teen suicide today

Teen suicide today is an ongoing problem; so many teens have resulted in ending their own lives. This can be from numerous different reasons but the main reason being depression. There are also many reasons you can be depressed and teens deal with their depression in different ways. Some will be angry and violent while others appear quiet and miserable.

In some countries teen suicide today is very common while in others it is a rare incident. The stage before suicide is self-mutilation. This is where you hurt yourself and mainly cut your arms and or wrists using sharp objects like razor blades. This is not associated with all teen suicides but it does happen. Teens do it to “relieve their pain”. They think that it is the only effective way to sort their problems but in actual fact it is only making the situation worse.

The main reasons for teen suicide today are:
* Depression
* Constant drug and alcohol abuse
* General family complications
* Divorce between parents
* Loss of a loved one
* Confusion with your sexuality
* Feeling of loneliness, guilt, neglect, worthlessness and failure

These are just some of the main reasons but there are many more. Drugs and alcohol addictions will push someone to suicide because they will feel that they cannot overcome their addiction and they will never stop disappointing others. Family complications and divorce between parents will lead a teen to suicide as the feel torn between the two and just do not want their parents to separate and be apart from each other.

Being confused with your sexuality is trying to determine if you are straight, lesbian, gay or bisexual. If you are attracted to the same sex, there is no reason for you to be ashamed or embarrassed. But unfortunately there are some cruel people in this world that will make fun of teenagers that are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Especially at school, some will make them feel so out of place and make them believe that there is something wrong with them and they will end that by ending their own lives.

The feeling of loneliness, guilt, neglect, worthlessness and failure may be from many things, but if someone has been feeling like this for a long period of time they are probably going to want to commit suicide. Not always is it this way, but most times it is a case of teen suicide today.


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Teenager suicide rates & High risk groups

This I know is not a subject that sits well with a lot of people however due to the increase of suicides due to bullying at school especially, this must be highlighted and for responsible adults to take notice of what is happening around them.  

Teenage suicide is the self-killing of a teenager. Although the suicide rate among youth significantly decreased in the mid-1990s, suicide deaths remain high in the 15 to 24 age group with 3,971 suicides in 2001 and over 132,000 suicide attempts in 2002, making it the third leading cause of death for those aged 15 to 24 in the United States.In the United Kingdom, the suicide rate for males between 15 and 24 has risen consistently since 1989, while that for females in the same age group has remained largely static.However, given the overall decline in the suicide rate in the UK, the rise in suicide amongst the 15-24 male population has been a considerable cause for concern.More preventive measures have been taken in the last ten years, including increased understanding of the risk factors and causes and spreading information to schools and parents.

High-risk groups
Teenagers who have attempted suicide before. Approximately a third of all teenagers who commit suicide have made a previous suicide attempt.
Teenagers who talk about suicide. Four out of five people give warnings before attempting suicide.
Rape/sexual abuse victims.
Adolescents who are or have been in Youth detention centers or boot camps.
Adolescents who are physically or mentally disabled.
Those who participate in substance abuse.
Adolescents who have a mental disorder, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Over 90% of teen suicide victims have a mental disorder, depression, or a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
Teenagers who have recently received a life-changing event, such as blindness, loss of limbs, and deafness
Teenagers of conduct disorder (a high level of aggressiveness).
LGBT teens, i.e., those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Students who failed in school/exams.
Minority Indigenous adolescents, e.g. Native Americans, Indigenous Australians.
Teenagers from emotionally dysfunctional families, where they do not feel safe to talk about things or show their true feelings, and where they are regularly invalidated.
Victims of bullying or domestic abuse.
Children of divorced parents.
Children with restrictive parents.
Children who are having difficulty with school work, for example A levels or GCSEs.
Although many assume that adolescents who live in poverty or low-income families are more likely to commit suicide, statistics have shown that there is no major correlating factor between economic status and suicide risk, although living in poverty is a depression risk factor.
Teenage bipolar disorder can be a huge factor in teenage suicide.


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