Suicide Facts

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

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...

* Divorce
* Parental unemployment
* Household financial problems
* Peer pressure
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
Social rejection

* Anger

 or Guilt

* Relationship breakup
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......

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