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How Many Kids A Day Commit Suicide Because Of Bullying
Just one is too many: We don't have an exact number. In the US suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst teenagers and adolescents. A British study reported 44% of suicides occurring in kids 10 to 14 was caused by bullying. Those bullied often remain silent until the emotional trauma is eventually no longer tolerable. Cyberbullying is a particularly malignant form of bullying. ...Read more
Bullying is an abnormal behavior in which a person (the bully) treats others in an abusive way, uses force to harm others, or otherwise scares others into responding the way the bully wants. Bullying is common, and involves verbal abuse, physical assault, coercion (forcing others to do things) and is often targeted at selected victims, sometimes because of the victims' race, ...Read more
It happens: As a pathologist, the emotional autopsy following a homicide or suicide is part of our work. Bullying is deplorable and the fact that we ignored it for centuries or considered it "part of building character" is equally deplorable. Despite all the attention it is rightly getting, i believe that more child / teen suicides result from emotional or physical abuse by parents than by peers. ...Read more
Unknown: Likely a much higher number than anyone knows. Many teens/kids don't leave details when they commit suicide, so many people don't know the why? Were they bullied - perhaps. But as often as we know they were, there are probably more that were bullied and never confided that fact to anyone and suffered in silence. It is a very sad and deadly situation that these kid's emotional needs are ignored. ...Read more
Too many: The usa needs a modern view of psychiatric wellness as well as symptoms. Let's skip the drama. ...Read more
Y do people guilt a suicidal person to think of their loved ones, instead of living for themselves? It's like no one cares how the patient feels.
Loss by suicide: Suicidal impulses are frequently part of illnesses such as depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, addiction, etc. With treatment, the suicidality remits. Disdaining one's life is not a human being's natural or normal state. People do care about how the patient feels -- and to help him/her get treatment! recognizing the painfulness of losing someone to suicide is just fact, not "guilting.". ...Read more
Stages of grief when dealing with a suicude of a loved one ? My best friends husband commited suicide on 10/1/12. She's shutting me out per say.
Grief stages: The kübler-ross model, commonly known as the five stages of grief, includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This applies to suicides as well as other types of loss. But people vary: these stages don't always happen, or happen in this order. Be available (but not intrusive) to your friend. Grief counseling may help if she's open to it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could drinking a lot of whiskey make someone more likely to commit suicide or motivate a suicidal person to actually attempt suicide?
Unfortunately, yes: There is significant evidence to suggest any alcohol misuse predisposes to suicidal behavior through its depressogenic effects. The good news is that effective interventions for problem drinking may help reduce suicide rates and improve quality of life. You're not alone; many of us have had suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives. Ask for help! it is widely available. ...Read more
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?
Counseling and exam : Perhaps a good physical exam with some blood work might provide reassurance that you are indeed healthy. Counselling might help you find the source of your worries about death and dying. Perhaps a recent death of someone close or someone who died around your age might have triggered this fear. There is always help that can make things better. Do not get discouraged! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are 1st steps in becoming medical lawyer to put justice to women and homosexuals who shame small penis? my brother killed himself due to bullying
Panic has consumed me to the point i'm not able to leave my house, eat or even shower at times. Multiple truma 1993 car accident. Husband commited suicide. Lost 4 children in birth. Basically a mess.
Person i knew who was prodigy in visual arts committed suicide at 23. Is there some link btw the arts and suicide?
Possibly: Though there is no specific correlation, there may be a higher incidence of "mental illness" among artists and many individuals with mental illness are very artistic. Many very well known artists have suffered from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. One example is vangough. The stigma of mental illness leads to reluctance to seek help and leads to vulnerability to suicide. ...Read more
Am i better off hiding the real extent of my psychiatric problems from psychiatrists? I've had major depression for much of my life, including a few hospitalizations. After a suicide attempt five years ago, my then-psychiatrist asked me to seek psychiatri
Full : Full disclosure of your history is key to successful treatment. Be completely honest with your doctor about your past, your issues with previous doctors, and what you think went wrong. Hopefully the doctor will be able to sort through all the issues and come up with an appropriate treatment plan; if not then ask for a direct referral to someone who can help you. All the best. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Why do you ask?: Unusual question. Please talk to someone about this as this is not the forum to answer that. ...Read more
I lost a two loved ones and i've been paranoid about death and that i'm going to die. I've avoid most things related to the deaths. What is this?
Death anxiety: I'm sorry to hear of your losses. Grieving may be very difficult. With the support of family and other loved ones though, it's possible to get through losses like this. Sometimes professional help is essential, as when one becomes "paranoid" about death and avoids most things related to the deaths. At 16, you need your parents' assistance in your grieving process and to get therapists' help. ...Read more
Bullying wether its online at school or even outside of school I would like to know how many people die a day,mouth & year for a project I'm doing plz?
Many : This exact number is hard to pin down, but there is s strong correlation with teen bullying and suicide. Anecdotally is is a common and weekly event in the US now, as well as a contributor in school shootings. Here is a link with more details... http://nobullying.com/bullying-statistics-2014/. Bullying is learned behavior within families, and persists into adulthood in the workplace. ...Read more
Psychological conditions that a lot of doctors might be suffering from in times of crisis (economy, general day to day, overwhelmed, procrastination)?
Physician stress: You're correct that many physicians are stressed these days. One recent study showed that 45.8% of physicians showed at least 1 symptom of burnout -- highest rates being in family medicine, primary care internal medicine, and emergency medicine. http://tinyurl.com/k4zjlhh having treated hundreds of my colleagues, i feel that additional methods such as mindfulness training can be lifesaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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