Archive for March, 2013


Lend a Hand

suicide

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This image says a lot. If you know someone who has said they want to commit suicide, don’t shrug it off. It could get serious. They were more than likely not joking around. Turn to them and help them out. They need a helping hand with support. Sometimes that is all it takes. You could save a life. Reach out.

Stats

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teenagers. It is a real thing and not something to joke about. A lot of teens have thoughts of deaths. There are many causes that could lead to a bad result. I read an article on teen suicide that stated that the National Institution of Mental Health believes that there are 25 attempts for each suicide that has been completed. With that being said, males are four times as likely to commit suicide than females, but teen girls try it more often than teen boys. An article on the Daily News says that 1 in 6 high school students have seriously thought about suicide, while 1 in 12 have actually attempted. The rate is growing…