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Depression Quiz

If you’re worried about a loved one being depressed, try to get them to take this depression screening to determine if there needs to be further treatment.

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I think this image says a lot. You may feel lonely, but in reality, a lot of individuals feel the same. “If we’re all alone, aren’t we in this together?”

Something that really saddens and sickens me is that bullies can make someone result to suicide. I’ve heard too many stories of a person committing suicide since they were continuously being bullied. That’s not cool at all. Why must the bullies hurt their peers to have power? Misery sure does love company. On the bright side, bullying can be prevented to where a suicide doesn’t have to take place. Parents, stay involved! Be open to communication with your daughter or son and ask what’s going on. If you are being bullied, tell someone! It’s not good to keep this to yourself. Tell your parents and school officials. In serious cases, call the police. You don’t deserve to be treated like that. It’s not fair. Don’t put up with it. Please, read on here. This article provides great information.

Quote

I came across a quote today on this website, and I found it to be pretty inspirational. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Times get tough, but we must remain strong and keep holding on. Don’t give up. Tie that knot if it’ll make things easier and don’t let go. Things are likely to turn around and get better. 🙂 It may take a little while, but becoming optimistic really helps.

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Why do I have a picture of a semicolon might you ask? On April 16th, draw one on your wrist. Read here to find out why!

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…

Check out this article talking about warning signs and ways parents can help if their child is showing any of those signs. It’s important to look out for any of these warnings because it could turn serious, even if you think it won’t at first.

Lend a Hand

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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…