Third leading cause of death in today’s youth is Suicide. Along with many other things in the world today, it can be prevented. It is being a big issue for teenagers. Weather its hanging yourself, slitting your wrists, or even shooting with a gun either way you’re its suicide. A lot of teens are forced suicide by complications in the home at school and even disagreement with themselves not being able to face the real person they are. Suicide in teenagers has increased dramatically over the years. Teenagers experience strong feelings of confusion, stress, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up. Most of the teens feel suicide is the quick fix to all their problems and stress when they are only making a life of stress and hurt for the people around them. Depression is the number one cause of suicides which is a mental disorder that can be cured. There are lot signs of pre suicide. These symptoms are; complaining of being a bad person, giving verbal hints with statements, giving away favorite possessions, cleaning his or her room, throwing away important belongings, etc. If they become suddenly cheerful after a period of depression that’s a sign of pre suicide. Getting heavy into alcohol or drugs is another sign of depression leading to suicide. Feeling like they are falling apart and they need to get back on track. When you see an attitude change should be something to be concerned about. Boys and girls are different when it comes to suicide. Boys usually use weapons to hurt themselves on the outside. While girls usually use pills to hurt themselves on the inside.
Phycology of Suicide
People ponder suicide feel their problems are inescapable and feel like they have totally lost control. They can’t think clearly or make decisions. They feel they can’t stop the pain. They don’t see themselves as worthwhile, and can’t make the sadness stop. They may feel they may not gain control over their life, or see any kind of future without pain. Studies have found that there are ten main elements that appear often in cases of suicide and thus have come to be considered the common elements leading to suicide. It has been found that the common purpose of suicide attempts is to try to find a solution to a problem; the common goal is the cessation of consciousness. The common stimulus is unbearable psychological pain, and the common stressor is frustrated psychological needs. The common emotion is hopelessness, and the common cognitive state is ambivalence. The common perceptual state is constriction, or tunnel vision, and the common action is escape. Finally, the common interpersonal act is communication of intentions, and the common pattern is a consistency in life-long patterns of coping mechanisms. About 80% of people considering suicide give warning signs, although they may not be obvious. A person contemplating suicide may talk about it, might not be sleeping or eating like they did, or may withdraw from friends and family. They may lose interest in work or in their hobbies. They may give away things, which are their prized possessions. A person thinking about killing him or herself may be preoccupied with death, or speak of worthlessness and hopelessness. They may be signs of increased drug use, or a lack of interest in their appearance.
Suicide is a very crucial topic that should take very seriously when intervening in a teen's life. Teen suicide can be triggered my many things and it is important to be able to recognize the warning signs that can lead to an attempted or successful taking of one's life. Teen's take their own lives for numerous reasons including feeling depressed and hopeless. There are several ways that you can help a teen if you feel that they are at risk at attempting suicide: call the physician, remove any harmful items from the house, and talk to them openly about their problems! Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents in the United States. Together, hopefully, we can decrease that statistic and save lives!