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For my Research Essay I chose the subject of Teenage Suicide because the rate of suicide is too high and I want to know more about the causes the ways we can prevent it and I want to know the warnings made by a suicidal person Suicide is a form of death in which an individual voluntarily and intentionally takes his or her life In the last two and a half decades beginning in 1980 suicides have increased dramatically in both the United States and Canada The greatest increase in suicide rates and the one most devastating has been among teenagers Every one hundred minutes a young person commits suicide Each year more than 5000 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 take their own lives An estimated 400000 teenagers attempt suicide each year This means that more than 1000 teens each day make an attempt on their own life With the rate of suicide for the 15-24 year old group at 121 suicide for every 100000 persons suicide is the third leading cause of death for this age group In the last 25 years the suicide rate for young people has tripled In 1983 a Cornell University study found that 10 of adolescent had suicidal thoughts and impulses In 1987 33 of teenagers were discovered to have suicidal impulses And now the percentage is at 45 Adolescent and young adults commit suicide more than any other age group Five times as many males commit suicide but female attempt suicide 3 times as often as males First were going to see what are the causes of suicide Suicidal young people generally feel helpless hopeless worthless and very lonely He or she will have no one to talk about it So there is the problem because they think that it doesnt matter to anyone if they live or die In several cases suicidal young people
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