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Clagett 1 Caitlynn Clagett Professor Nobles English 1302 16 April 2018 You Are Never Alone Teen suicide is on the rise. Suicide is something that not only affects those that commit but also all of those around whether it be close family or even just acquaintances. Sadly, these teens do not realize just how much it hurts others. Suicide is something that can be prevented if those around pay close attention. There are many common warning signs that begin to show when one might start to think of suicide so watching for those could help. Once these signs commence showing, figuring out a way to help is a significant step in preventing the sad situation. If not avoided though, getting more help after an attempt or pursuit is always a good choice. The many teens who have attempted suicide—for a number of different reasons—have shown many recognizable signs before their attempts. Such visibility makes vital the need to find effective ways to both prevent suicide and to help those in crisis. The number of teen suicide death rates is unbelievable. In a survey that was conducted 50 percent of those that took it have known someone that has attempted suicide and 28.57 percent have known somebody that has committed (Survey Monkey). That survey helped show that almost everybody knows somebody that has either attempted or committed suicide. Nancy Merritt states in a chapter of her book that “…an estimated 276,000 kids between the ages of 14- 17 try killing themselves each year…” ( Teen and Young Adult Suicide: Light and Shadows ) which is four times more than those that did in the 1950’s. To state the obvious, being aware of the warning signs to try to avoid suicide would only help the situation. Some of the symptoms to look for in a teen is if they are living in stressful circumstances such as, divorce, the death of a close one, or even going through a break-up of their own. Depression, anxiety, impulsive, and aggression are also some signs for these teens that might attempt suicide. However, those that are
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