Featured statistics for each category can be viewed below or click the button for a pdf list of all available statistics. Youth who are bullied are at increased risk for depression , anxiety , sleep difficulties , lower academic achievement , and dropping out of school CDC, Targets of cyberbullying are at a greater risk than others of both self-harm and suicidal behaviors John et al. Current research suggests that suicide ideation and attempts among adolescents have nearly doubled since Plemmons et al.
Sheriff: Woodbridge Elementary Student Dies By Suicide During Online Class
Statistics on College and Teen Suicides
A teenager in southwest China's Sichuan province committed suicide while broadcasting live on his microblog, a Chinese Twitter-like service. The youth, Zeng, was found unconscious in his house by police on Sunday afternoon and taken to hospital where he died. I just hope it won't be too painful," Xinhua quoted a typical post as stating. He prepared himself with hypnotic drugs, tapes and coal for suicide then took the drugs and burned the coal on Sunday morning. However, some years later, his mother remarried. So he has since lived with me.
What to Say to a Suicidal Teen
The suicide rate for children and teens is rising. According to a September report by the U. Department of Health and Human Services , the suicide rate for pediatric patients rose It is the second largest cause of death in children, falling short only of accidents.
When someone you know appears suicidal, you might not know what to do. Learn warning signs, what questions to ask and how to get help. When someone says he or she is thinking about suicide, or says things that sound as if the person is considering suicide, it can be very upsetting. You may not be sure what to do to help, whether you should take talk of suicide seriously, or if your intervention might make the situation worse. Taking action is always the best choice.