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Doctor insights on: Teen Commit Suicide

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Is it normal to have thoughts of suicide as a teen?

No: It is never normal at any age. Seek medical help from your doctor or hospital immediately. ...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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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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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

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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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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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When an adolescent attempts suicide, then is admitted into a hospital, what are the visitation regulations?

Usually lock down: There is usually a period of no communication for three days. But thus can vary according to policies of the hospital. ...Read more

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How can I help a teen who talks about suicide?

Common sense: It's politically correct to focus on the teen and the difficulties of adjusting to new roles & peers, but the teen suicides I've seen as a pathologist have largely come from appallingly abusive families. Find out what's really bothering junior, and if it would bother you too, consider what interventions might be possible or even mandated by law. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Contemplating suicide, what do I do?

Contemplating suicide, what do I do?

Get HELP now!: Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services & they can provide transport. You can call the National Suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How come I think about suicide if I am happy?

How come I think about suicide if I am happy?

Imagination: Being an intelligent and creative human being (with enough time to ponder) you will think about all sorts of things and theoretical possibilities. This is not a problem by itself. These thoughts become problematic when they begin interfering with your life in some way or if you intend to commit suicide. There's no need to be afraid of our own thoughts--we can always change the channel. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop thinking about suicide?

What should I do to stop thinking about suicide?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish
Website: www. Suicidepreventionlifeline. Org

ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! After the crisis is over find s reputable psychotherapist to help you deal with what's bothering you. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms that can help predict suicide?

No, but. ...: Suicide risk assessment is difficult and far from an exact science. Depression often leads to thoughts of suicide but who will take their own life and when? Risk is increased when some who is depressed is also anxious agitated and or impulsive. More women attempt suicide while more men succeed. Substance abuse, bipolar disorder, history of suicide attempts, family history of suicide, are red flags. ...Read more

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