About Teen Suicide. Teen suicide is a serious and silent threat to our society that is often under-researched and poorly understood. Youth suicide statistics show that young people are more likely to die by suicide than any other group of any other age group. Youth suicide rates in Western countries and others are very high. It must be tackled at all levels of society, from parents to schools, from youth shelters to hospitals, and above all, from society in general.
Factors leading to teen suicide are numerous, ranging from stressors such as school and peer problems to more complex biological and genetic causes. Young people are at high risk for suicide when they face pressure from their family or society to conform to social expectations that they perceive as socially unacceptable. They have inadequate coping skills and little hope for a better future. Most attempts to commit suicide are unsuccessful.
Parents need to intervene immediately if they see any indications of problems. This may be warning signs like poor communication or discipline, or even physical or verbal abuse. In the midst of everything, talk to your child. Teenagers are usually very resistant to tell parents what really is going on; they feel they must protect themselves. However, if they start to open up, you can help them sort out things.
The most common mental health issues among teens involve problems with mood disorders, substance abuse problems, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. There is a tendency for emotional and behavioral issues to become worse when a teen has recently lost a loved one or experienced some form of stress or shock. The most important issue is that whatever caused the recent losses, it is necessary to take steps to prevent future stress and losses, especially if the current situation is not getting better.
People who suffer from depression may attempt suicide even if they do not have clear suicidal thoughts. According to research, those who consider suicide at an early age are more likely to have full-blown ideation (a mental plan or blueprint of actions) prior to making a suicide attempt. Youth suicide ideation is often related to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and powerlessness. People with serious psychological health problems are more prone to have these thoughts and to act on them. These thoughts and actions are often fueled by feelings of powerlessness, sadness, and loss.
Some warning signs include having suicidal thoughts. They may talk about killing themselves and discussing ways of doing so. Others talk about things that remind them of their suicide attempts in the past. They may express negative emotions such as guilt complex and deep sadness and hopelessness. If they have suicidal behavior, they will also talk about it more than usual, and in more detail.
They may be withdrawing from friends and family because they think no one will understand what their problems are. They may think that everyone is avoiding them because of their suicidal behaviors and thoughts. Others have changes in their eating patterns and their habits around things that they used to rely on, which they believe can give them the feeling of happiness they once had. If you notice these changes, you should take note and make note of the behaviors, as this could be warning signs of other issues.
Teen Depression is very treatable if detected early. Children are quite smart and know when they are being bullied or pushed around. They can look for ways to get help if they are having trouble coping with depression. If you feel there is a problem, seek professional help right away. If you think your child may be struggling with depression, talk to your child’s doctor. If you are not sure that your teen has a mental health problem, see your pediatrician and seek help.