Teen Suicide

Stephanie Garhart

Signs

  • changing eating and sleeping habits
  • withdraw from family, friends, and regular activities.
  • drug & alcohol use
  • difficult concentrating or declining schoolwork.
  • giving away favorite possessions
  • sometimes their is no signs


Facts

  • In 2010, 38,364 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans.
  • In 2010, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had suicide rate of 10.5.
  • 90 percent of kids who die by suicide, there was emotional , behavioral, or cognitive problems.
  • male commit suicide more than female

Causes or why they committed suicide

  • depression
  • being bullied
  • feels worthless
  • stressful life issues
  • bipolar disorder
  • desire to die
  • made a mistake

To help your teen

  • stay calm
  • show empathy
  • talk more
  • be supportive
  • don't over- parent
  • work with the school
  • get help


Teen suicide

  • Kamphaus died on September 30, 2012 he committed suicide in Fremont, Ne. He was only 16 years old.
  • Mr. Booton a high school teacher than committed suicide in Fremont, Ne on September 26, 2011.