Teen Suicide from Bullying

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Words to Know

Suicide- "death caused by self directed injurious behavior with the intent to die."


Bullying- "is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time"

Suicide

* Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds

*people who engage in suicide-related behavior often have been bullied

* people who are bullied and engage in bullying activities will increase their chances of suicide-related behavior

Real stories

See how Bullying and Suicide Signs are the Same

Symptoms of Bullying and Suicide

Signs of Bullying include:

  • A feeling of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • increase of sadness
  • increase in loneliness
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • loss of activity.


All are linked to suicide


Signs of Suicide include:

  • Depression or other illnesses like Bipolar
  • Anorexia (lack of eating or making yourself throw up)
  • Withdrawing from friends
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol
  • Change in personality
  • Strong anger or rage
  • Increase of loneliness
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Increase in anxiety

Join us

Join us as all of Oldham County schools ban together at down town Louisville and rally against teen suicide because of bullying. Help us hit the target and stop teen suicide because of bullying.
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Solutions

As we travel down town we will get the experience to interact with others. We will have an assembly to inform all students on the issue and from there we will, as Oldham county, ban together and decrease the suicides because of bullying.


Also, as the students ,so to speak run the school, we encourage those around to stand up. Your life depends on what you do and by staying quiet, your friends and other people will never know that you are there. If you are informed by any of your friends engaging in suicidal behavior tell an adult. It is better to loose a friendship then loose your friend for good. Your words CAN change the lives of others and may save them.

The Previous Information was Gathered From the Following Resouces