Teen suicide… Overwhelming~~~~!!!


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Teen Suicide
Suicide is a major problem worldwide, especially for teenagers. Self image plays a big roll in American society today, especially in enabling someone to make a wrong and destructive decision like suicide. Self image and low esteem effect the chances of a teenagers suicide greatly. There are many events that lead up to a young persons suicide, for instance a little problem that seems inescapable which manifests themselves into overwhelming burdens. Detection and prevention are both key for adults and young people to stop suicide from happening.

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The first step in taking action against adolescent suicide is by recognizing the warning signs. Some of the warning signs are (a) rage, anger, seeking revenge; (b) acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking; (c) feeling trapped, as if there is no way out; (d) increasing alcohol or drug use; (e) withdrawing from friends, family, or society; (f) experiencing anxiety and/or agitation; (g) being unable to sleep or sleeping excessively; (h) dramatic mood changes; Etc 😛 .

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Teenage depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional melancholy—it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen depression can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, self–loathing and self–mutilation, pregnancy, violence, and even suicide. But as a concerned parent, teacher, or friend, there are many ways you can help. Talking about the problem and offering support can go a long way toward getting your teenager back on track.

The difference between teenage and adult depression

Depression in teens can look very different from depression in adults. The following symptoms of depression are more common in teenagers than in their adult counterparts:

  • Irritable or angry mood – As noted above, irritability, rather than sadness, is often the predominant mood in depressed teens. A depressed teenager may be grumpy, hostile, easily frustrated, or prone to angry outbursts.
  • Unexplained aches and pains – Depressed teens frequently complain about physical ailments such as headaches or stomachaches. If a thorough physical exam does not reveal a medical cause, these aches and pains may indicate depression.
  • Extreme sensitivity to criticism – Depressed teens are plagued by feelings of worthlessness, making them extremely vulnerable to criticism, rejection, and failure. This is a particular problem for “over-achievers.”

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Effects of teen depression

The negative effects of teenage depression go far beyond a melancholy mood. Many rebellious and unhealthy behaviors or attitudes in teenagers are actually indications of depression. The following are some the ways in which teens “act out” or “act in” in an attempt to cope with their emotional pain:

  • Problems at school. Depression can cause low energy and concentration difficulties. At school, this may lead to poor attendance, a drop in grades, or frustration with schoolwork in a formerly good student.
  • Running away. Many depressed teens run away from home or talk about running away. Such attempts are usually a cry for help.
  • Drug and alcohol abuseTeens may use alcohol or drugs in an attempt to “self-medicate” their depression. Unfortunately, substance abuse only makes things worse.
  • Low self-esteem. Depression can trigger and intensify feelings of ugliness, shame, failure, and unworthiness.
  • Internet addictionTeens may go online to escape their problems, but excessive computer use only increases their isolation, making them more depressed.
  • Reckless behavior. Depressed teens may engage in dangerous or high-risk behaviors, such as reckless driving, out-of-control drinking, and unsafe sex.
  • Violence. Some depressed teens—usually boys who are the victims of bullying—become violent. As in the case of the Columbine and Newtown school massacres, self-hatred and a wish to die can erupt into violence and homicidal rage.

Tips for Talking to a Depressed Teen

Offer support Let depressed teenagers know that you’re there for them, fully and unconditionally. Hold back from asking a lot of questions (teenagers don’t like to feel patronized or crowded), but make it clear that you’re ready and willing to provide whatever support they need.
Be gentle but persistent Don’t give up if your adolescent shuts you out at first. Talking about depression can be very tough for teens. Be respectful of your child’s comfort level while still emphasizing your concern and willingness to listen.
Listen without lecturing Resist any urge to criticize or pass judgment once your teenager begins to talk. The important thing is that your child is communicating. Avoid offering unsolicited advice or ultimatums as well.
Validate feelings Don’t try to talk your teen out of his or her depression, even if his or her feelings or concerns appear silly or irrational to you. Simply acknowledge the pain and sadness he or she is feeling. If you don’t, he or she will feel like you don’t take his or her emotions seriously.

 For more informaiton go to:  http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen.htm

 MAKE SURE THAT THE KID GET >>PROPER>>TREATMENT

*{^_^}*  pARTH .

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11 responses to “Teen suicide… Overwhelming~~~~!!!

  1. Very sad! There should be more support groups in the schools because I think a lot of this depression starts there with bullying. It would help to have people to talk to and let them know they are not alone. Great post Parth!

    • Thank you so much for giving time & visit ,
      yes it’s very good idea about Support group . parents are unable to give time to child because of their work now a days .
      i have seen that child not want money they want love of their parents & teachers , children want to acknowledge. some time they turn bad .just because they live alone?!~ .

  2. Bless you with this piece. I feel so, so much in it all. I was SO depressed a teen, slept in the cupboard to avoid my dad’s abuse etc. so alone, no-one to talk to, no adult inviting a quiet word, just teachers glaring “Why weren’t you at school yesterday?”

    Good on you. I hope many, many people read this.

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