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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:


Statistics
3rd leading cause of death for teenagers (4,400 per year)
Warning Signs of Suicide:
Lack of
energy
Step 1: Listen
Show you care by
listening
to that person and giving him or her your full
attention
.
Step 2: Talk
Be willing to
talk
about suicide. It is actually helpful to discuss suicide
openly
.
Step 3:
Get Help
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 green 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:


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
Go to
www.menti.com
and use the code
172341
to answer an anonymous polling question about your personal experience with suicide.
Go back to
www.menti.com
to answer a question about hope to make a word cloud.
2.
Biological
Therapy (Medication)

(Merki, Cleary and Hubbard, 102)
1.
Talk
Therapy (Counseling)
2. Feeling like life isn't
normal

(i.e. abuse)
1.
Abrupt
life changes
(i.e. death of a loved one)
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