Teen Suicide, What We Need To Know.

By: Karsyn White 9/19/13

Teen suicide is a growing problem, a new study shows.

Nearly 1 in 6 high school students has seriously considered suicide, and 1 in 12 has attempted it.

More female teens than males have attempted or considered suicide, the survey found. The rate was highest among Hispanic females, at 13.5%, and lowest among white males, at 4.6%. Students struggled with suicide more during the first two years of high school - roughly ages 14 to 16. Rates dropped off slightly when students reached junior and senior year.

Overall, the suicide rate among teens has climbed in the past few years, from 6.3% in 2009 to 7.8% in 2011, numbers which reflect the trend gaining national attention as more teen suicides are reported as a result of bullying.

People don't realize the pain these kids are felling, and it's not just physical pain its mostly emotional. They don't understand what goes through their head, how many times they put themselves down. What they need to get past those thoughts of suicide is a friend; and I may not be able to in that way but I can help in another. I can help by telling you that its not worth it. I know that you don't wish to die, you just want to make the pain go away. So do I. But Killing yourself isn't the solution, that's a permanent mistake. Cause your life may be bad now but it will get better. But if you kill yourself that eliminates the possibility of life ever getting better. So next time your considering suicide think about that.

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