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This paper discusses teen suicides, exploring how drugs, violence, sex and even peer pressure contribute to this devastating crime. Some statistics are provided as well as a summary of some recent research on the topic. The paper further looks at how suicidal tendencies can be identified and what parents can do to help their children cope.
From the Paper:"Recent studies by the University of California at San Diego and Columbia University in New York City found that the number of teenage suicides increases after television news segments or dramatic programs on the phenomenon. Parents, peers and teachers can often ignore cluster-warning signals, like other indications of suicidal tendencies. Everybody is in such a rush that we don't take the time to listen to our youngsters. A study indicates juvenile delinquents are more likely to consider suicide than are teens that don't get into trouble. The study authors think that may be due in part to the kids' lack of feeling of belonging to a community and little parental involvement. In the study, nearly a quarter of adolescents surveyed in three Oakland, Calif., middle schools said they were depressed enough to consider suicide."
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Teen Suicides (2003, October 21) Retrieved June 02, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/teen-suicides-36809/
"Teen Suicides" 21 October 2003. Web. 02 June. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/teen-suicides-36809/>