Why Suicide Is Not The Answer Essay

934 Words Nov 19th, 2014 4 Pages
Death Is Not The Answer Aside from the normal pressures of teenage life, certain circumstances can make teenagers contemplate suicide. Suicide is deliberately taking one’s own life to solve a growing problem. Through the years numbers of suicides have been reduced through school awareness and a parent’s watchful eye. The most important causes of suicide are mental illness, depression and emotional or physical abuse. The effects of an adolescent suicide can effect more than the deceased, but impact those who were close to the departed such as parents friends and there communities.
There are many reasons why teens commit suicide. A traumatic experience, job loss, and breakups can be an immediate cause to why suicide exists in teens. The feeling that the problem will not get better and seeing suicide as the only resolution to the problem shows the emotional pain and suffering of the teen. A death of a loved one can also make a teen feel helpless especially in a new family formation. Feeling like a ‘failure’ in school or at home can also contribute to suicide. Humiliating situations can not only make the teen feel horrible but could affect their self esteem.
More remote causes could be divorce in the household the teen resides in. The custody battle is not only exhausting to the parent but to the teen. If the parent that was physically or mentally abusive won custody, the teen could feel it wasn’t fair and fall into depression. Unresolved abuse as a child can follow…

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