The number of young people ages 15-24 who commit suicide each year.
100 minutes •
Every 100 minutes another teenager will commit suicide
• 80 •
The percentage of people who talk about suicide before taking action.
• 5-10 •
The percentage of teenagers who have depression or manic-depressive illness.
• 4 •
Four times as many men commit suicide than women but, ...
• 3 •
Women attempt suicide three times more frequently than men.
Causes in Teenage suicide
Teenage suicide is not caused by any one factor, but likely by a combination of them. Depression can play a massive role in teenage suicide. Some contributing factors include:
* Drug abuse
Drug abuse has a huge range of definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. All of these definitions imply a negative judgement of the drug use in question...
* Parental unemployment
* Household financial problems
* Peer pressure
Peer pressure refers to the influence exerted by a peer group in encouraging a person to change his or her attitudes, values, or behavior in order to conform to group norms. Social groups affected include membership groups, when the individual is "formally" a member , or a social clique...
* Victimization from bullying
* Social rejection
* Relationship breakup
In psychology, several models have been proposed to explain the process of a relationship breakup. One theory, by L. Lee, proposes that there are five stages why, over time, a relationship "breaks down":...
* Loss of a limb, blindness
Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors.Various scales have been developed to describe the extent of vision loss and define blindness......