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Teen Suicide (Teenage Suicide, Teenager Suicide)
It's not easy to be teen-agers nowadays. They are constantly confronted with new social roles, new relationships, and having to get used to their body changes. Other issues include financial uncertainty, and fears of growing up. Thus feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, and pressure to succeed can be overwhelming to teen-agers.
From a family point of view, the lack of parental interest may be another problem. In two income families, parents and kids spend limited time together. Moreover, many children grow up in divorced households. The formation of a new family with step-parents and step-siblings, or moving to a new community can be very unsettling and can lead to insecurity. Other teens are faced with family alcoholism, domestic violence and even sexual abuse.
Other external factors include, the pressures of modern life; competition for good grades and college admission. Increasing violence in the newspapers and on television lead to more teenage suicides. It's also easier to get the tools for suicide nowadays. Suicide girl.com
And when the teen-agers are looking for answers to their problems, they found no one to talk to, making them feel quite lonely.
For some teens, suicide may appear to be the only solution to their problems and stress mentioned above.Back to Top
Suicide in youth often occurs after the victim has gotten into some sort of trouble or has experienced a recent disappointment or rejection. For example, suffering a loss or humiliation of some kind, loss of self-esteem by doing poorly on a test, the breakup with a boyfriend or girlfriend, or the trauma of parents' divorce.
Young people who have attempted suicide in the past or who talk about suicide are at greater risk of future attempts.
Many of the symptoms of suicidal feelings are similar to those of depression.
Adolescents who consider suicide generally feel alone, hopeless and rejected. They are more vulnerable to having these feelings if they parents with alcohol or drug problems, or have a family life affected by parental discord, disruptions, separation or divorce. However, a teenager may be depressed and/or suicidal without any of these.
Teens who abuse alcohol or drugs are more likely to consider, attempt or succeed at suicide than are non-abusers.
People who are depressed have altered levels of certain brain chemicals. Studies show that aggressive and impulsive people who make violent suicide attempts have reduced amounts of serotonin, a key brain chemical.
Depression and the risk for suicide might have biological as well as psychological causes. A family history of suicide is a significant risk factor in a young person.
Most everyone has normal mood swings and occasionally feels sad. But when that depressed mood lingers for more than two weeks, serious depression could be setting in.
Adult women who are physically or emotionally abused as children are more likely to have mental problems, suffer from depression and are more likely to attempt suicide.Back to Top
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
P.O. Box 927
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
American Association of Suicidology
2459 South Ash Street
Denver, Colorado 80222
National Committee of Youth Suicide Prevention
666 Fifth Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, New York 10103
National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
P.O. Box 753
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
National Suicide Hotline
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Always take the statements like "I want to kill myself, or I'm going to commit suicide" seriously.
Ask the child or adolescent whether he or she is depressed or thinking about suicide. Such a question will provide assurance that somebody cares and will give the young person the chance to talk about problems.
Young people who try to tell their parents about their feelings of unhappiness or failure, are often ignored or denied by their mother and father.
If the teen-ager is depressed, one should look closely for signs that he or she might be thinking of suicide. See warning sign section.
If the teen-ager is suspected of thinking about suicide, do not remain silent. Suicide is preventable, but one must act quickly.
Reassure the teen-ager that he or she is loved. Remind the teen that no matter how awful the problems seem, they can be worked out, and you are willing to help.
Ask the teen-ager to talk about his or her feelings. Listen carefully. Do not dismiss the problems or get angry.
Remove all lethal weapons from the home, including guns, pills, kitchen utensils and ropes.
It's important to you break through the isolation.
Seek professional help. Ask for help from the teen-ager's pediatrician. A variety of outpatient and hospital-based treatment programs are available.Back to Top
1) Suicide is not Painless!Because the real pain comes after death, being burnt eternally in hell. The Bible teaches that all nonbelievers are destined for hell. Most people misunderstood that once a person dies, that's the end of life. This is not true. All non-believers will be resurrected in the last days (Dan 12:2, Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29) and punished by burning in hell eternally (Matthew 25:46). A true believer does not commit suicide for humans were made in God's image, thus God disapproves suicide
2) True Painless Death- Would it be nice to put your life behind you, and start all over again? Would it be nice to start with a clean slate?
When we put our faith in God, and accept Christ as our savior (Acts 4:12), we become a new person ( 2 Corin 5:17, Roman 6:4-5). All your sins and transgressions are forgiven. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (to die for our sins), that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
3) How to Be Born Again and be a New Person-
The Bible teaches that 'if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from death , you will be saved (Romans 10:9)… that whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame (Romans 10:11).To a non-Christian, it may seem that Christianity is condemning him or her, by saying that the only way to be saved is to embrace Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). However, before you come to this conclusion, please realize what Christ had done for you. He died for your sins as well as mine through a torturous death so that we can be saved. Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with God. The following are a few facts about Christianity
1) It is the only 'religion' that God comes to you (Christ came and died for our sins), instead you trying to reach God by being good enough
2) It is the only 'religion' that you are accepted not because of how good you are, but what Christ had done on the cross. All you have to do is to repent from your sins and accept Him
3) It is the only fair 'religion' that both the love and judgment of God are served, with Christ dying for our sins! (sins have to be punished - Judgment, but the punishment was bore by Christ instead of us - Love)
If you have decided to accept Christ, would you let us know so that we can pray for you?
Important: People who are suicidal may have serious depression and / or chemical imbalance that need immediate professional attention. Please contact your physician as well as other professionals listed on this page immediately. Yutopian Enterprises is not associated with the organizations mentioned on this page and is not responsible nor liable to any consequences of using their services.
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