There are many reasons why teens turn to suicide. There is not just one. They could be highly disappointed in something. They might feel rejected and feel like a failure in school or extracurricular activities. Stress is a big one. Teens struggle with so many problems throughout high school, and some of them just seem intolerable. Whether it be school work, home life, switching schools, feeling out of place, or even having anxiety, stress is present all the time. Not only can suicidal thoughts happen because of what’s going on externally, but internally as well. It could be genetic because of lower levels of serotonin. The family may have a background of mental illnesses. It’s pretty crazy to think about. I pretty much summed up this article on Causes of Teenage Suicide, but see for yourself. If only the teens who committed suicide because of strain tried to channel all of that stress in a healthy way…

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