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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. ...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
Why do you ask?: Unusual question. Please talk to someone about this as this is not the forum to answer that. ...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
Depression: I can't particularly give you top ten although some research would probably turn this up, but after over 20 years of working with teens in therapy, I can tell you that in most cases depression is number one. Teen depression can exacerbate feelings of suicidality and they lack the future sense that life will get better having not been through this much before. Bullying has been a factor as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When teens commit suicide does anyone have to pay a $ fee to the people who clean the mess & pickup the body? (even if family is poor & has no $)
SEEK HELP: If you need support or are suffering, or if someone you know needs support/help or is suffering, seek help! If you do not know who to call, call your local emergency room and ask what support numbers there are in your area for urgent help of any kind! People are there now! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why may ssris "cause suicide in teens, children or young adults"? What about this age cohort makes them different responders to ssris
Changing brain: It may be some time before we know. However, the young and adolescent brain is going through dramatic changes in is linkages/interconnections that does not occur after ~ age 25 when the brain reaches maturity. Ssri's at any dose alter neurotransmitters, and its effect on the changing brain is unpredictable even in experienced hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If all antidepressants increase the risk of suicide in people under 25, then is it safe for teens to take them?
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
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Events like sleep walking and sleep talking are evidence they're sleep deprived. ...Read more
I have isolated myself from all family and friends for over a year, sometimes I think of suicide, but don't think I would ever do it. What should I do?
Start Talking About: U haven't shared *why* u've stayed away from ur family & friends. U may have felt u needed 2do so 2save urself, somehow. Or u may have withdrawn from them b/c u felt depressed. Regardless u've been isolated from them & isolation is really getting to u.If u've access 2mental health services, seek help sorting out ur feelings, getting a different perspective. Try 1-800-273-talk natl suicide helpline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation.: If you mean that you are having popping in your joints you need to be evaluated by an MD. You can start with Family Practice or Pediatrics since you are in your teens. You may end up being evaluated by an Orthopedic physician as well. Bottom line- you need a hands on evaluation. ...Read more
Prednisone: prednisone can be a life saver in certain conditions like cancer, connective tissue disease, autoimmune disease, etcetera. Prednisone has side effects, especially if it is used for a long period of time. Side effects include high blood sugar, increasing risk of Diabetis, cataract in the eyes, stunting growth, increasing risk on infections, high risk for fracture due to osteoporosis. ...Read more
These are the latest statistics from the cdc in 2012: thousands of young people begin smoking every day.
Each day, more than 3, 800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette.
Each day, about 1, 000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis. ...Read more
Can teens have angina? I ben having chest pains for a year now sometimes more severe than others. I had at least 3 normal chest xrays. Hurts when flex
One time molestation on 5 year old does not know what happened was wrong. Perpetrator who engaged in "oral" committed suicide. Which therapy for kid?
In your area there is an adult and child guidance center that can be a resource. It is located at
8010 ridge road
henrico, va 23229
phone: (804) 673-8933
an experienced child psychologist can guide a child through a healthy understanding of what happened and might avoid later difficulties. I'd advise that you let them know the full legal history. I hope the child and you feel safe and get help. ...Read more
I have sister had always been hit&reproved by my father, year ago my sister had tantrum accompanied by delirium and she tried to escape and suicide?
Serious Situation: Obviously that is a serious situation and I would hope that your sister is under psychiatric care. If she is suicidal, she probably should be in the hospital. Having delirium suggests that she was taking drugs and or alcohol and needs help with this problem. This overall situation can be hard on the sibling such as yourself and you might consider talking to a therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, among others: You need to talk openly w/ the Dr who prescribed to fully understand why they'd do such a risky thing. It may be the lesser of evils - but it's rarely done. If you don't get help, find another Dr ASAP - Also do NOT just stop! It MUST be tapered. Your body needs to readjust or it can fail!! Best wishes - it's important to do it right! ...Read more