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How Many People Commit Suicide Because Of Bullying
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
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
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
Too many: The usa needs a modern view of psychiatric wellness as well as symptoms. Let's skip the drama. ...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
THEY HELP: Treating depression is more than just giving meds. A therapist should help you expand your understanding of what is bothering you and help find ways to deal with it. There are many kinds of depression - find an experienced theapist to diagnose and creat a program for you to get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increases risk: While most people with anxiety disorders do not become suicidal, research reported in the journal of epidemiology and community health (2005), showed that they are at increased risk of suicide. Studies have shown that anxiety disorders, both alone and in association with other mental illnesses, are a significant risk factor for suicidal thoughts, attempts, and completions. Treatment helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With help: It is very very hard to recover from any abuse, especially as a child. Please seek professional help and not feel ashamed. ...Read more
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
Very sad: I hope patient abuse is not common in psychiatric hospitals. I know of no formal studies on this specifically, but there have been more allegations especially in certain states. Inpatient psychiatric units are high stress environments for both the patients and staff, and staff may not always be well-trained in handling escalating situations. Violence can result. These are reportable events. ...Read more
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area. ...Read more
Yes: Although major depression and bipolar depression are frequently implicated in suicide, people who are abusing prescription medications or recreational drugs certainly commit suicide also. So do people who are despairing for other reasons - not a full depression, but decision to end life. Panic disorder can also become so anguishing that the person commits suicide as well. These are just a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are you asking?: As a pathologist who has seen so much of this, I want to urge you to think instead, "How can I make my own life enjoyable, and help others to do the same?" Your physician can help you find resources to escape from abusive / impossible situations, learn new skills and find real warmth and love. ...Read more
Are people who are trying to recover from a drug addiction usually violent? Frightened of my boyfriend.
Caution!: It is common for someone to experience depression, irritability, anger & frustration while going through the early stages of recovery. Rarely this can lead to episodic violent behavior. If he has been verbally or physically abusive, you need support and guidance to avoid injury. Al-anon is a support group for the families of addicts. Don't hesitate to reach out to familiy and friends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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