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How many teens commit suicide each year because of bullying?

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

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

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

Too many: In 2007, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. The rate was 6.9 per 100, 000 (2007). The rate for children ages 10 to 14 was 0.9 per 100, 000. --national institute of mental health. ...Read more

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How many teens commit suicide a year by jumping on train tracks in ca?

Why do you ask?: Unusual question. Please talk to someone about this as this is not the forum to answer that. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the 10 top reasons why teens commit suicide?

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 more

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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 $)

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 more

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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 more

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If all antidepressants increase the risk of suicide in people under 25, then is it safe for teens to take them?

USUALLY: A few years ago british doctors concluded that antidepressants caused thoughts of suicide. Doctors in the U.S. Were frightened and very few anti- depressants were prescribed. As a result, the suicide rate went up after this because depression went untreated. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more