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By erab2287 Nov 29, 2013 324 Words
Today I am going to be talking about a topic that takes a lot of courage to talk about; teen suicide. Teen suicide is such a big issue, because it is leaving behind depressed friends and family. Want to know about all the statistics and facts of teen suicide? Listen to hear about the affect it has on family, friends, and bullies. Teen suicide is still happening even if the specific person has gotten help beforehand. We need to find a solution. Suicide is the third most common cause of death amongst 5-17 year olds. It is estimated that over half of all teens suffering from depression will attempt suicide at least once, and of those teens, roughly seven percent will succeed on the first try. 45% of youth suicides include a firearm. 40% of youth suicides include suffocation. (Hanging themselves) Bully victims are more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University. A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among teens are related to bullying. First off, family members usually go through 5 main emotional responses when a child or sibling commits suicide; anger, denial, sadness, guilt, and sense of abandonment. The effects of suicide on family members are usually very devastating. Regardless of the way a death occurs there are difficult emotions involved but usually these feelings are more prominent when they are told a family member has committed suicide. They may be angry at the deceased for committing suicide or consumed with guilt because they were unable to prevent the death. Grieving is a natural process and everyone will react differently. Studies show that 75% of American parents have emotionally abandoned their families because of a suicide. Many physical reactions to a suicide involve; crying, screaming, angry outbursts; and a physical collapse. Emotional reactions involve; nightmares, flashbacks, social withdrawal, sleep problems; family abandonment; etc.

Remember, "God gives his hardest battles to his toughest soldiers." -Diego Sanchez Basurto

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