Factors Of Teen Suicide, Can We Stop It? Symptoms, main factors, causes, significance, results, and solution of teen suicide.

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Factors of Teen Suicide: Can We Stop It?

Hi, my name is Mark, and my life is so messed up. I mean, parents are constantly nagging and nit-picking. My girlfriend and all of my best friends called me a loser and left. In school I am making straight D's. Maybe I should commit suicide...

Today an estimated 276,000 teenagers between 14-17 a year attempt suicide and 5,000 of the teenagers succeed. There are 29,350 annual deaths. There are eleven deaths per 100,000 people. Internationally, there is a suicidal attempts every forty seconds.

Today, we will be talking about the different factors that contribute to teen suicide. Some of them (the ones I will be talking about.) are low self-esteem, bad environment, financial issues and substance abuse.

In the twentieth century, low self-esteem has infected a majority of teenagers in the U.S. Ten percent of adolescent boys and eighteen percent of adolescent girls contemplated it.

In 1985 5,399 teenagers took their own lives. Low self-esteem is caused by being jeered at, taunted, teased, insulted, and by physical hurt. Low self-esteem leads to depression 90% of the time, which then conjures thoughts of suicide that then leads to 80% of the time suicide.

Bad environments include abusing parents, inappropriate content in media violence, not accepting gays and lesbians, and depressed friends. Many a time this leads to stress which then leads to depression and then suicidal attempts.

Financial issues pertain to worry about supporting the self and/or parents. Another reason could be that the teenager wants to be rich like some of the kids that surround him/her. They take the stress of this job, which then it leads to depression.

Many teenagers use drugs and they and they are known as substance abusers. They get distorted perceptions and then...