Self Injurious Behaviors

Topics: Suicide, Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder, Schizophrenia, Mental disorder, Parasuicide / Pages: 6 (1254 words) / Published: Nov 11th, 2015
Teen Suicide/Self-Injurious Behavior
Growing Problems in Adolescents
Suicide has become more common in our teens these days. “The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2007) reported that in 2004, suicide was the third leading cause of death among 10-24-year olds and accounted for 4,599 deaths.” (Siegel & McCabe, 2009). Depression during the teen ages show with different types of self-infliction. Depression could been shown through many types of what could be considered coping. Depression can be shown through things that they do such as: drinking alcohol, the way they act at school, changing their look to what media believes they should look like, and self- injury. Identifying the warning signs and risk factors of depression can help the teen, and help save a life.
Self-Injurious Behaviors (SIB)
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“SIB is the deliberate infliction of harm to oneself, learned behavior can be difficult to control, some clinical approaches can help these distressed teens and their parents.” (Campbell, 2008, p. 1) Self-injury could be cutting, self-mutilation, causing injury to oneself, or eating disorders could be added in there. “Depression and suicide are intricately intertwined among teens, with untreated depression being a leading cause of teen suicide.” (King & Vidourek, 2012). Many teens the inflicted harm to themselves are most likely a teen with depression, and teens with depression are 12 times more likely to attempt or commit suicide from the emotion of the depression on

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