Teen Suicide

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Why Take My Life Teen suicide is a developing issue in our society and the fact that young teenagers have a hard time in this world today and our faced with complex decisions and pressures every day is an issue because many parents don't see these problems. Many adults think teenagers have it made and that they hardly do anything but a lot of young adults have serious decisions to make everyday. Ranging from drugs, alcohol, sex and abuse. All of these things lead teenagers into depression then suicide. Suicide can happen to any member in your family or a close friend and it's a tragedy under any circumstance. Ignorance keeps us from understanding the problem of young people's depression and suicide. Every year, thousands of teenagers die from suicide. These teenagers make their own choice that they want to die and then they kill themselves. Suicide is the third leading cause of death between teenagers of the ages 15 to 25 and the sixth leading cause between 9 to 14 year olds.

Kids even five years old kill themselves. More then hundred thousand teenagers took their lives in 1990. The rate increases every year. Around five hundred thousand teenagers try to attempt suicide and around five thousand will succeed a year. Just look at these facts and you can see all of the problems teenagers face and how people need to understand teenagers face so many problems today and there lives are not that easy. (Teen Suicide, An Epidemic of the 90's).

When somebody commits suicide, it can be one of the hardest things to deal with. When one of your own friends or family member takes their life you have to come to terms that no one else killed them, they killed themselves. It's just so hard to...