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Of all the possible outcomes of untreated depressionsuicide is the most tragic. It has often been called "a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Depressed people who take their own lives do so because they are enduring unbearable psychological pain and perceive that there are no more options available to them.
When a suicide occurs, people want to know, why do teens commit suicide? Some people consider their teenage years the happiest years of their lives, so a teen suicide just doesn't make sense to them. But teens can suffer real pain and be in terrible situations and these can cause teen suicides.
My name is Jeff Yalden. What drives a young person to suicide? Today, teens experience pain as fast as the flip of a switch — like turning a light bulb — and terrible situations can cause a teen suicide. What can be perceived as everyday life situations and challenges to adults can be insurmountable for a teenager today.
When a teacher asked him how he was doing, he answered that he was fine, while wishing that someone would press a little deeper. But no one did. Oden attempted suicide a little over a year ago.
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Teenage suicide in the United States remains comparatively high in the 15 to 24 age group with 5, suicides in this age range inmaking it the second leading cause of death for those aged 15 to By comparison, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death for all those age 10 and over, with 33, suicides for all US citizens in In the United States, for the yearthe suicide rate for both males and females age 24 and below was lower than the rate for ages 25 and up.
Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults age 5-toyear-olds. The majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant mental health disorder, usually depression.
Kids In The House sat down with experts to learn the leading causes of teen suicide and how parents can prevent it. Mallette says that the most important thing for a teenager to remember and for parents to remind any teen who is facing depression or suicidal thoughts is that no problem is the end of the world. Experts say the Internet gives youth access to more stories of suicide and how to go about it.