Teenage years are the hardest times. Your having changes in
your body, going through relationships, and trying to plan your
future. When you go to look for answers, it seems like no one has
them. That's what starts teenagers to feel alone. When they feel
this way they will try to "medicate" themselves by drugs and
alcohol or violence. Studies show that teens who feel this way are
Suicide, intentional, self-inflicted death. A uniquely human
act, suicide occurs in all cultures.
People who attempt or complete
suicide usually suffer from extreme emotional pain and distress
and feel unable to cope with their problems. They are likely to
suffer from mental illness, particularly severe depression, and to
Suicide is becoming a public-health problem. It is now the
leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers believe mental
illness in young people are the cause of the increase in suicide. Not
only do suicides rates differ between age groups but also men and
women. Men succeed in more suicides but more women attempt.
Methods of suicide can differ from drug overdose to
hanging. Poisoning or overdose is the least amount of suicide
rates. Hanging is the leading method worldwide. The United States
has 60 percent suicides committed by guns. Where it is less easy to
get a gun in Canada there is only 30 percent committed suicides.
Only 15 to 25 percent of those who kill themselves leave suicide
notes. People often think suicide is caused by difficult situations
such as failure in school or marriage.
Experts believe those are just
triggers and its really caused by the brain, genetics or social forces.
The majority of people who kill themselves are suffering from
depression. Researchers believe that genetics play a role in suicidal
behavior. They believe it runs in the family. There are also some