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Depression & Teen Suicide
Transcript of Depression & Teen Suicide
RMS 8th Grade Health
Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal
Definition & Statistics
Depression is a
disorder in which people lose
in life and can no longer find
in anything. (Merki, Cleary and Hubbard, 98)
Signs & Symptoms
2 Main Types:
1. Talk Therapy (Counseling)
2. Biological Therapy (Medication)
(Merki, Cleary and Hubbard, 102)
3rd leading cause of death for teenagers (4,400 per year)
Warning Signs of Suicide:
Lack of energy
One way to do that is to
to that person by giving him or her your full
Be willing to
about suicide. It is actually helpful to discuss suicide
by talking to a
adult. If you feel like the situation is critical, call
Statistics, Reasons &
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)
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
2. Feeling like life isn't normal (i.e.
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.
"Results from the 2012 National Survey on
Drug Use and Health: Mental Health
U.S. Department of Health and
. SAMHSA, 2013. Web. 23
"Why Do Teens Want to Kill Themselves?"
. 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
Taking unnecessary risks
Talking about suicide
Giving away personal possessions