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Depression & Teen Suicide

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Transcript of Depression & Teen Suicide

Teen Depression & Suicide
RMS 8th Grade Health

Teen
Depression
Teen Suicide:
Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal
Definition & Statistics
Depression is a
mood
disorder in which people lose
interest
in life and can no longer find
enjoyment
in anything. (Merki, Cleary and Hubbard, 98)
Signs & Symptoms
Treatment
2 Main Types:
1. Talk Therapy (Counseling)
2. Biological Therapy (Medication)
(Merki, Cleary and Hubbard, 102)
Statistics
3rd leading cause of death for teenagers (4,400 per year)
Warning Signs of Suicide:
Lack of energy
Step 1
Show you

care
.
One way to do that is to
listen
to that person by giving him or her your full
attention
.
Step 2
Be willing to
talk
about suicide. It is actually helpful to discuss suicide
openly
.
Step 3
Get
help
by talking to a
trusted
adult. If you feel like the situation is critical, call
911
.
Statistics, Reasons &
Warnings Signs
Resources
Now, let's compare what the teens said in the video to the information in Figure 4.4 on page 98 in the health textbook. (Merki, Cleary and Hubbard)
Teen Suicide:
Let's watch this video
about one girl's suicide survival story.
Be able to identify the reason(s)
she decided to attempt suicide.
What circumstances would cause people to see suicide as the answer to their problems?
There are 2 main categories:
1. Abrupt life changes (i.e. death of a
loved one)
2. Feeling like life isn't normal (i.e.
abuse)
Conroy, Erin. "Suicide Survivor." Online video
clip. YouTube. YouTube, 29 Oct. 2012. Web. 23 July 2014.
Families for Depression Awareness. "Signs and Symptoms of
Teenage Depression." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 23 Sept. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014.
Merki, Mary Bronson, Michael J. Cleary, and
Betty M. Hubbard.
Teen Health, Course 3.
New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Print.
"Results from the 2012 National Survey on
Drug Use and Health: Mental Health
Findings."
U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services
. SAMHSA, 2013. Web. 23
July 2014.
"Why Do Teens Want to Kill Themselves?"
Judy Molland
. care2, 30 April 2013. Web. 23 July 2014

("Why Do Teens Kill Themselves?")
(Merki, Cleary and Hubbard, 99)

1 in 25 teens has attempted suicide. 1 in 8 has thought about it.
There are 100 suicide attempts for every death caused by suicide
14% of high schoolers have thought about suicide. 7% have attempted it.
Withdrawal from friends & family
Loss of interest
Poor hygiene
Taking unnecessary risks
Talking about suicide
Giving away personal possessions
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