Teens and suicide

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  • Teen suicide is an epidemic. It's the third leading cause of death for teens aged 15-25.
  • Many of the symptoms and signs can be related to those of depression. Four out of five teens who have attempted suicide have given clear wearings.
  • About 95% of people who die by suicide have a psychological disorder at the time of death.
  • Males comprise 84% of all suicides. Males are more violent and successful, though females attempt more often.
  • Nearly 60% of all suicides in the US are committed with a gun.
  • Teens can go to therapy, or take medicine to control the feelings they have. What I read in most articles though is talking to a trusted adult. Getting psychiatric evaluations and going to see specialists often. 
  • Now.. I haven't learned much because this is a topic that has personally affected me. So I already know a lot about teen suicide, but it is a really important topic to bring up.
  • It’s an important subject and it needs to be talked about. It’s a very taboo subject and that’s unsafe, especially because so many teens experience these feelings
  • It’s talked about a lot, but it's never enough. There is groups like Colie’s Closet for information, but I don’t think they ever talk about in doctors offices’, or places where it really matters.
  • Most parents skip over talking about hard subjects like depression and suicide, even if it runs in the family. It can be helpful, then the teens will know what to look for and how to control their feeling. 
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