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During the teen years adolescents go through many different changes These changes cause many teens to feel as though they are the only ones that have these feelings and that no one can help them The teen that develops these types of mentality generally has little help from friends and family to overcome the feelings that could possibly lead to suicide Suicide is when someone tries to kill himself or herself Teen suicide is based on the same idea but it is for people that are teenagers About 5000 teenagers kill themselves every year That makes teen suicide the third leading cause of death for teenagers next to accidents and crime The thought of killing oneself as a solution for problems at school is common for grade school and college kids On the grade school side 9 think of suicide 2 seriously consider suicide and 1- attempts it On the college side the numbers multiply by five times A whopping 43 think about it 15 seriously consider it and 5 attempt it 1 The actual number of suicides is higher than the estimated one because they are not classified as suicides They are classified as accidents or victims of crime A car that crashed into a tree could be called an accident but if the car was working perfectly and the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol it would be called a suicide Young males are five times more likely to commit suicide than young females Females are more unsuccessful when committing suicide because they are more apt to ingest drugs or cut their wrists Doctors still have time to save them On the other hand boys more commonly hang themselves or jump off tall buildings The use of firearms in teen suicides is about the same for both sexes By the time that doctors get to them theyre dead It has been found that there are more white teenagers than
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