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The purpose of this paper is to explain the causes of teen suicide This paper will include statistics and some background information on suicide survivors Also this report will discuss some warning signs of teen suicide It is important to take the subject of suicide seriously It doesnt seem right that a teenager who has lived for such a short time would choose to die but those who cant get over their depression sometimes do Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24 and the fourth leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 10 and 14 and it seems to be on the rise Only accidental deaths and homicide follow it Some experts believe that many accidental deaths are actually suicides According to a 1991 Center for Disease Control and Prevention study 27 of high school students thought about suicide 16 had a plan and 8 made an attempt Suicide affects teens of all races and social standing Boys commit suicide more often than girls do It could be because its easier to get the tools for suicide boys usually use firearms and girls often use pills so since the gun is more deadly boys complete suicide Over the past 15 years the rate among girls has scarcely changed but the rate among boys has tripled Also the rate among non-white males even though its still lower than the white male rate has been rising most quickly of all Suicide remains the second leading cause of death among whites after accidents and the third among blacks after homicides and accidents Teen suicide is now considered a national mental health problem The main two causes for teen suicide is the mental disease of depression and family problems 90 of teen suicide victims have at least one diagnosable active psychiatric illness at the time of death which is most often depression substance abuse or
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