Teen is one of the most sensitive issues

          Teen suicide is the act of causing
one’s death, but among those aged between 15-24 years old. Teen suicide was the
second cause of death among those aged 15- 24 in Canada, but teen suicide
occurs in every country all around the world. Teenagers may turn to suicide
because of many reason, reasons might be complicated (Darcy Lyness,
Although suicide is comparatively rare among children, the rate of suicides and
suicide attempts increases greatly during adolescence. The person who commits
suicide, indicates all his actions to this act of passive and even deadly means
of suicide, taking a large dose of medicine or may throw himself from high
altitude, or using a pistol to fire a shot or cutting the arteries by sharp
tool such as a knife, and other suicidal behaviours that lead to the
inevitability of death at high rates. Suicide’s effects are tragic and felt long after the
individual has taken their own life (Psych Central, 2016). suicide
is one of the serious factors that many adolescents may face, especially in
light of their dark thoughts and their constant negative feelings. What
may lead them to the first problem or trauma, especially emotional, may be
exposed to suicide thinking, or even attempted suicide (American Psychological
Association,2017). It is known that adolescence is one of the most
important stages of life that puts a psychological burden on the human being,
the period in which the child begins to become a young adult, where the many
physiological changes that occur to the teenager and necessarily accompanied by
psychological changes, which raises concern and confusion on the life of the
teenager and suffer from Non-societal adjustment. The subject of suicide is one of the most sensitive issues
affecting adolescents in general, Social changes or changes in the overall
situation of the family, as well as one of the most pressing issues for parents
and makes them panic about those destructive ideas. Teenagers are at a higher risk of
suicide than adults because they are going through a lot throughout the day,
such as depression, family/relationship issues, bullying and many other
reasons, but the risk can be reduced. I will address this issue through this
research essay to the concern of many parents and adolescents, and think of
suicide and causes and link between these
two things.

The results of the study showed that a large segment of adolescents
thought of committing suicide and actually tried to start it before entering secondary
school, and researchers found that suicide in adolescence and childhood closely
linked to depression in the adolescent at the time of the suicide attempt (CBC
news, 2017). The study concluded that patients who end up with mental
illness or mental illness begin their symptoms early from the preparatory
stage, which made developed countries begin mental health programs and
psychotherapy early without secondary school.

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           There are two main categories of
causes of suicide among adolescents. The first is physical classification, and
it might be a result of the death of an important member in the family or a
friend, or maybe because that person has been subjected to bullying, maybe
because of parent’s divorce, or even failure in academic examination. While the
second category is the emotional classification, it might be because of
permanent sadness or depression, feeling hopeless in life, or having
difficulties in concentrating and making decisions. The strongest risk factors for attempted suicide in
youth are depression, alcohol or other drug use disorder, and aggressive or
disruptive behaviors (All about self help, 2017). Studies indicate that about
25 percent of children and adolescents may think of killing themselves at one
point or another. In
2014, 1,668 youth aged 13-18 committed suicide (Teen Help, 2016).

         Teen depression signs and symptoms
include a change from the teenager’s previous attitude and behavior that can
cause significant distress and problems at school or home, in social activities
or other areas of life. Depression symptoms can vary in severity, but changes in
your teen’s emotions and behavior may include Feeling
hopeless or empty, Irritable or annoyed mood, or Poor school performance or
frequent absences from school (Mayo Clinic, 2017). Having all of the issues
stated above might not seem as important as the teenager sees it, and if the
adolescent is not being able to handle all together and finding a big pressure
on him with no solutions to it, at this point he/she will start thinking about
ending their lives (Mayo Clinic, 2017).

       There are serious signs appear on the
teenager who has tendency to suicide, and the parents should pay attention to
them and take them seriously, including permanent talk about suicide, repeated statements of despair and
weakness, constant concern about death, loss of interest in things such as
social activities, or even not being social or not communicating with people
and preferring to live in unity (American psychological Association, 2006).

             There are many
ways that the teenager tries to kill him/her self, directly or indirectly, in
which the teenagers who choose to use drugs and alcohol are killing themselves
earlier than expected, especially by having a large dosage of drugs. Jumping
from high altitudes is another way that teenagers choose to suicide. Medicine
pills is easily found in the house, so adolescents might take a large dosage of
pills until they die. While the most famous way of committing suicide is by
using tools like a sharp knife and cutting their arteries (lost all hope, 2016).


           The person who thinks of suicide does not
ask for help or treatment for several reasons. They might be fully convinced
that there is no cure works with him or help him. Or maybe because he/she does
not want to tell others about the problem he/she is going through. Another
reason that a person uses for not telling others of his suicidal thoughts is
that maybe because it is believed that asking for help from others is a
weakness or because he does   not know
from who to seek help (Stephane Pappas, 2017).

          After a person’s attempted suicide,
he needs immediate first aid and intensive treatment. Many of these people need
to be hospitalized for treatment and to avoid a repeat suicide attempt.
Psychotherapy is most effective in helping someone who has already thought or
attempted to commit suicide because mental disorders have big share in it.
Nearly one third of the cases of suicidal attempt again within a year (Western
Michigan University, 2013). A person who tries to commit suicide or just thinks
of it can not be left alone even he asked for it.

        To reduce risk factors that may
contribute to a person’s suicide attempt, and to prevent this from happening,
you should keep any medicine out of reach or in a locked cabinet if adolescents
are present at home. The house must be free of alcohol and must not keep any
firearms in the house, and if there is a need for their existence, must be kept
in a safe place. If a member of the family or a close friend who has expressed
his desire to commit suicide can provide indirect assistance to him without
feeling (Mike Sosteric, 2017). It is necessary to consult specialist
psychiatrist to help him abandon the idea of suicide. The most important thing
is don’t ignore the threat of suicide or actual attempts.

 In conclusion, most adolescents who attempt to
commit suicide are already suffering from mental health problems or drug
abuse. As a result, they have problems adapting to the stress associated
with being adolescents, such as dealing with rejection, failure, separation,
and disruption of family relationships. They may also not realize that
they can change to the best; suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary
problem. Causes of suicidal distress include psychological, environmental and
social factors. Mental illness is the leading risk factor for suicide. Suicide
risk factors vary with age, gender, ethnic group, family dynamics and stressful
life events. According to a 2016 fact sheet distributed by the National
Institute of Mental Health, research shows that risk factors for suicide
include depression and other mental disorders, and substance-abuse disorders
(often in combination with other mental disorders). More than 90 percent of
people who die by suicide have these risk factors (John Hopkins Medicine, 2017)
. The risk for suicide frequently occurs in combination with external
circumstances that seem to overwhelm at-risk teens who are unable to cope with
the challenges of adolescence because of predisposing vulnerabilities such as
mental disorders. Examples of stressors are disciplinary problems,
interpersonal losses, family violence, sexual orientation confusion, physical
and sexual abuse and being the victim of bullying. After a
person’s thoughts of suicide or attempted suicide, he needs immediate first aid
and intensive treatment. Psychotherapy is most effective in helping someone who
has already thought or attempted to commit suicide because mental disorders
have big share in it. To reduce risk factors that may contribute to a person’s
suicide attempt, and to prevent this from happening, you should never ignore
the threat of suicide or actual attempt.


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