Please take a minute to read this article; it carries an important message regarding teenagers and suicide. And if sharing Ipuna Black’s thoughts will boost awareness of teen suicide, I will push this reblog button a million times and again.
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
Globally, over 800,000 people die each year of suicide, and there are MANY more who attempt suicide [World Health Organization (WHO), 2012]. Teen suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death among teens/young adults ages 15-29 years old (WHO, 2012).
Additional Teen Suicide Statistics for the U.S.
- There is an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12.
- Approximately 157,000 youth between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries at Emergency Departments.
- Boys are more likely than girls to die from suicide.
- Girls are more likely to report attempting suicide than boys.
Sixth Grader Thinking About Suicide
Suicide, in general, is a major concern, and the rate of teen suicide is alarming. My daughter knows a girl who talked about it because of her home environment. My daughter is in sixth grade! I had the opportunity to speak to…
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