Teen Suicide in the US Term Paper by Nicky

A brief examination of teen suicide as a social phenomenon.
# 145333 | 1,161 words | 15 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper provides statistics on teen suicide in the US and examines the profiles of suicidal youth. The paper then looks at the most common method of suicide and briefly looks at approaches to addressing the problem. The paper contains an illustration and also presents a table of warning signs of suicide among children in middle school.

Statistics on Teen Suicide in the US
Making Sense of the Senseless

From the Paper:

"Deep concern for teen suicide in the US has been expressed, especially in light of the number of young people between the ages 14 to 24 who commit suicide. According to several studies, suicide among teens ranks either second or third as the leading cause of death in this age bracket (Campbell, 2006; Murphy, 2005). Based on statistics from the American Association of Suicidology, 10 out of every hundred teens commit suicide annually (American Association of Suicidology, 2005). Across gender groups, suicide attempts in the US will most likely be carried out by young women but their male counterparts' attempts will be likelier to end up in death (Campbell, 2006; Murphy, 2005; Fisher 2005; National Center for Health Statistics, 2001)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Association of Suicidology. (2005). Youth Suicide Fact Sheet. NW, Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology.
  • Campbell, D. (2006). A Pre-Suicide State in an Adolescent Female 1. Journal of Child Psychotherapy , 32 (3), 260-272.
  • Cholbi, M. (2008, Fall). Archival Information for "Suicide". (E. N. Zalta, Ed.) Retrieved December 15, 2008, from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2008/entries/suicide
  • Fisher, D. (2005). The Literacy Educator's Role in Suicide Prevention. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy , 48 (5), 364-373.
  • FoxNews. (2008, November 21). FoxNews US. Retrieved December 15, 2008, from FoxNews.com: http://foxnews.com/story/o,2933,455784.html

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