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Teen Suicide

Social Issue Media Project: Teen Suicide
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Andre' Bonneville

on 23 September 2012

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BY: Andre' Bonneville Teen Suicide Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15-24 year olds. THE HARD FACTS At least 25 attempts are made for every completed suicide. 1/6 of high school students have seriously considered suicide and 1/12 of them have attempted suicide. Girls think and attempt suicide about twice as often as boys But...boys die
of suicide
four times as often as girls CAUSES Bullying Academic Pressure Loneliness Family Problems DRUG/ALCOHOL
ABUSE Sexual DIRECT
EFFECT Attempting or Committing Suicide Other Effects Disturbances
in school IMPLICATIONS The more suicides that go unstopped, the more suicides will continue to occur. Depression of family and friends The family and friends of
the teens would be changed
forever in every aspect of life. Grieving from family and friends The chance of “copy cat” suicides Orientation Solutions KNOW THEM. THEY COULD SAVE A LIFE. WARNING SIGNS What do you think about teen suicide? Suicide at LOHS DON'T LET YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, BECOME JUST ANOTHER STATISTIC. Organizations/Groups "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." Self Worth Survey Results Going to the professionals Counselor Interview Mrs. Bruno-
-Do you think teen suicide is an issue at LOHS?
-What do you think is the main reason for teenage suicide?
-Have you talked to students about this issue before?
-Do you think STAR is doing an effective job in helping solve this issue? *Survey done by 66 LOHS students*
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