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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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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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Why would the suicide rate be high among those who work in the postal service?

Why would the suicide rate be high among those who work in the postal service?

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 more

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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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Can people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

Can people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

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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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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Could people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

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

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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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Interested to know if people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

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

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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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Why do schizophrenics have a higher rate of suicide? What causes them to commit suicide?

Part of the disorder: Schizophrenics have a higher rate of mortality due to the nature of the disorder. The causes of suicidal behavior are not as predictable or consistent and are likely to be unique to the individuals and their thought processes. ...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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Becoming a psychiatrist, I hear they have the highest rates of suicide for any medical profession. Is this true? Have you ever felt like doing it?

Becoming a psychiatrist, I hear they have the highest rates of suicide for any medical profession. Is this true? Have you ever felt like doing it?

According to the: literature, anesthesia, psychiatry and community heath workers may have a higher suicide rate; males and females complete the act in in nearly equal ratios for physicians. If you're considering a career in medicine, take care to seek treatment for depression, subst. abuse, burnout, etc., as it is a serious problem for all specialties. Good luck! ...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