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What Is Teen Suicide Rate In Us
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not aware that : It is. There have been publicized cases of postal workers perpetrating violence on others. I really don't know the answer. But a high percentage of postal workers are retired military or military reserves. I wonder if violence has any thing to do with past traumatic combat experiences. I have nothing to back that up with - but your question intrigued me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: No one knows what asperger's really is and there's no reliable way of spotting it. What I do know is that people of any age who are stigmatized as "weird" and mistreated as a result by parents or peers are at much greater risk. Asperger's offers some tremendous advantages; being taught people skills, getting into a strength sport ; succeeding in an "aspie" career are life-savers. ...Read more
Yes they do: It is on the rise with teens due to social pressure and being isolated. Having teens notice their differences and not being able to handle the pain of social rejection or awkwardness. If you or someone you know is suffering get help and take threats and suspicious behavior seriously. better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Suicide is prevelant: Individuals with asperger's or autism are vulnerable to suicide if they feel rejected, isolated from others, and their self esteem is low. In my opinion, the brighter and the more aware they are about their difficulties (in particular socially) the more vulnerable they are to have depression; the more depressed they are the higher the probability for suicidal ideation. ...Read more
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