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How many teenagers committed suicide because of bullying?

How many teenagers committed suicide because of bullying?

Bullying: Too many. The topic of bullying is being discussed at a national level. More work definitely needs to be done. If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help. Speak out. Don't suffer in silence.

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Bullying (Definition)

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


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What quantity of people commit suicide each year because of bullying?

What quantity of people commit suicide each year because of bullying?

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.

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I'm so depressed and want to suicide cuz of bullying and familly problems...Any hope for me?

I'm so depressed and want to suicide cuz of bullying and familly problems...Any hope for me?

There is always hope: Although you may feel hopeless things can and do get better in life. If you are being bullied or struggling with family problems, reach out to a psychotherapist and start getting some help. They have worked with people dealing with similar problems. Having someone listen and help you find solutions will hel;p you start turning your life around. Let us know how it goes.

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How many teens commit suicide each year 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.

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What quantity of teens worldwide have commited suicide due to bullying?

What quantity of teens worldwide have commited suicide due to bullying?

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.

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How do I protect my child from cyber-bullying, I've heard that it can lead to suicide attempts?

How do I protect my child from cyber-bullying, I've heard that it can lead to suicide attempts?

More Guidance: Talk to your child, seek professional help and above all, try to help control the web access by using parental controls and the like. But child education is probably the most important.

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How many people commit suicide in the u.S. Each year?

Too many: The usa needs a modern view of psychiatric wellness as well as symptoms. Let's skip the drama.

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What is teen suicide rate in us?

6.9 per 100, 000: This is the nimh figure for 2007.

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How can most people suicide now?

How can most people suicide now?

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.

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How many teenagers commit suicide?

Teen suicide: 6.9/100, 000 per year as of nimh statistics for ages 15-19 in 2007. Nearly five times as many boys committed suicide a compared to girls in this age range.

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Why is it illegal to commit suicide?

Why is it illegal to commit suicide?

No....: It is not illegal to commit suicide in the usa. However, if you are considered a suicde risk or have made an attempt to take our own life you may be involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital for your own safety and urgent psychiatric treatment.

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What to do after attempting suicide?

What to do after attempting suicide?

Sx awareness: Work with your therapist and psychiatrist on sx awareness and monitoring as well as triggers for your depression and suicidal thoughts. Work on a plan of action now for the time when crisis does return -- help you be better prepared. Focus on the things that work for you right now and embrace the positive experiences around you, however small they might seem. 1-800-273-talk (8255).

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What are some good suicide hot lines?

What are some good suicide hot lines?

Suicide Lifeline: National suicide lifeline: 1-800-273-talk (8255). They can connect you with local resources also. You can also call 911. At 15, you can reach out to a parent also! Please use at least 1 of these options.

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What's the best way to commit suicide?

What's the best way to commit suicide?

GET HELP NOW: Rifkah, your asking this question sounds like you're thinking of killing yourself. Please call your psychiatrist! Or, call the national suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-talk (8255).

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What are the warning sides of suicide?

Hopelessness: Sadness, isolation, recent crisis, giving important personal things away, talk or threats of suicide, not eating or taking care of oneself. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911.

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I want to suicide! Fast and easy way! ?

I want to suicide! Fast and easy way! ?

There is hope: - even if it doesn't seem that way right now. With help may come hope. Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.

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What's the best safe way to fake a suicide?

Not: I don't think this is the best idea, I suggest you talk to your doctor or therapist to address the issue and the reason behind these thoughts. Good luck and feel better.

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What to do if I have thoughts about suicide?

Suicidal thoughts: Get help immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. You can call your own physician or therapist, or go to an er. You can call 911. You can also call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you've been depressed there is certainly help for you. You may need inpatient hospitalization first, followed by ongoing outpatient treatment thereafter. Psychiatrists and psychologists can help.

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How long can someone be in suicide recovery?

How long can someone be in suicide recovery?

That really depends: Someone who talks about suicide when intoxicated may need to sober up. Someone dealing with an acute problem, may need to see that there are other solutions besides suicide. Someone who is despondent, has lost hope & is chronically suicidal - may need much more time. There is no one-size fits all answer. It all depends on the person & where they are at.

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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