Causes of Teen Suicide: Adolescent Confusion, Stress, and Depression

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Causes of Teen Suicide: Adolescent Confusion, Stress, and Depression

I have had a first-hand experience with teen suicide. Everyone says your senior year of high school should be the best year or your life. You are one step closer to that freedom you always dreamed of, and you will have the best times with your friends since you will all never be together again. The seniors at Wildwood High see is differently because that was the year when a close friend committed suicide. December 13, 2004, started out like any other Saturday morning. I was heading down to my aunt's store when a cop flew by me and turned down Matt's street. I didn't think much of it until a coroner's van flew by with a cop car behind it. When I was heading home I
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The National Mental Health Association states that teen suicide is, "third leading cause of death in adolescents and the second leading cause of death among college age youth." ("Suicide") Since 1960 the rate of teen suicide has tripled, so now the number of teens committing suicide is now over five thousand. ("Suicide"). The reason for the increase is that "the fastest growing age group attempting suicides are children between the ages of 10 and 14." ("Suicide Statistics") Some people would say that adolescent confusion has a small role in teens committing suicide. Adolescent confusion can range sexuality confusion to being young and not know what comes next in your life. Recent studies by Kids Health For Parents said that teens, "that are dealing with homosexual feelings in an unsupportive family or community or hostile school environment" have a higher rate of committing suicide then any other group of teens. ("Understanding") This is because they feel that no one is supportive of them so they have no one to turn to which leads them to suicide. Another was teens are confused is because when you are young you still don't have a sense of life. You don't know what is going to happened to you in years down the line. You still are maturing so you have to stick it out, and not think suicide is a solution to any problem that you can't fix. Many sources that I have looked at say that stress is another cause of teen

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