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1 Suicide is intentional self-inflicted acts that end in deathSuicide Comptons After a series of traumatic events normal coping abilities can be pushed over the edge the result may be suicide In each year an average of 30000 suicide deaths occur in the United States It is estimated that 5000 of those suicides are committed by teenagersSAVE 2 One major reason that the suicide rate among teenagers is so high is that the teenage years are a period of commotion New social roles are being learned new relationships are being developed bodily changes are occurring and decisions about the future are being made during the teenage years Teenagers tend to commit suicide after large changes significant losses or abuse has occurred in their lives An important change in a relationship school or body image may contribute to a teenagers tendency to commit suicide The death of a loved one the loss of a valued relationship and the loss of self esteem are some significant losses which might be a factor in teen suicideThe Real World Suicide Facts 1 Perceived abuse such as physical emotional psychological sexual social abuse or neglect can lead to self-murderTeen Suicide 3 Significant changes losses and abuse can promote suicidal tendencies Few suicidal people have some type of depression yet those who have one can be provoked to commit suicide There are two main types of depression suffered by 2 suicidal peopleSuicide Grolier The first type is reactive depression This type of depression is the reaction of a difficult and often traumatic experience Endogenous depression is the second type of depression It is the result of a mental illness which is diagnosable by a professional Some suicidal people have a combination of both reactive depression and endogenous depression Others could have a depression which is undiagnosed A persistent sad mood thoughts of suicide persistent physical pains that do not respond
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