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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