Teen Suicide

Written by Jason Liptow

Suicide is a growing problem in society today inrepparttar United States. According torepparttar 148722 Centers for Disease Control, in 1995 22,552 Americans died of homicide in 1995 while 31,284 died due to suicide (Teens Attempting Suicide). Suicide isrepparttar 148723 eighth leading cause of death inrepparttar 148724 United States (Dolce 13). While it is estimated that nearly 35,000 Americans commit suicide every year it is believed that that number is closer to 100,000 because so many suicides are ruled as accidents (Dolce 13). The number of attempted suicides inrepparttar 148725 United States is even more overwhelming. Approximately 5 million people now living inrepparttar 148726 United States have attempted suicide (Dolce 13). Meanwhile, suicide among teenagers is becoming a growing trend as well. The third leading cause of death for Americans betweenrepparttar 148727 ages of 15 to 24 is suicide, second only to homicide and car accidents, according torepparttar 148728 Centers for Disease Control (Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide). Once every 80 seconds an adolescent attempts to take his or her own life (Dolce 14). Again, these numbers may not be accurate as many suicides and attempted suicides are often reported as accidents, leading torepparttar 148729 conclusion thatrepparttar 148730 problem of teen suicide is even greater than what is reported (Teen Suicide APA). Teen suicide affects everyone close torepparttar 148731 victim – parents, friends, and siblings and family. For these people it is difficult to overcomerepparttar 148732 suicide because they feel guilty;repparttar 148733 reason(s) forrepparttar 148734 suicide are often never known. But teen suicide is a growing problem that can be deterred. The facts of teenage suicide paint a picture of sadness and desperation in a time of turbulence for many teens. During adolescence teens deal with a multitude of new experiences such as new relationships, decisions about their future, andrepparttar 148735 physical changes that are taking place in their bodies. It is a very confusing and difficult time for many teens. While many teens handle these changes more easily than others, many become so overwhelmed by them that they feel like they have nowhere to turn and commit suicide. Adolescence is a time of great confusion and anxiety for many. During this time teens feelrepparttar 148736 pressure to fit in socially, to perform academically, and to act responsibly (Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide). Adolescence is also a time of sexual awakening, growing self-identity, and a need to be oneself that often conflicts withrepparttar 148737 rules and norms of our society (Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide). Teens that have a strong support group of friends, family, religious affiliations, peer groups, and extracurricular activities may have an outlet to deal with these everyday frustrations. But teens without such a support group often feel disconnected or isolated which often put them at risk for suicide (“Suicide Prevention”). Every day, fourteen young people commit suicide, or approximately 1 every 100 minutes (Teen Suicide). This rate has more than tripled sincerepparttar 148738 1950’s for teens (Dolce 14). Why do so many teens attempt or commit suicide? Why hasrepparttar 148739 number of suicides and attempted suicides increased so drastically in recent years? One of these reasons isrepparttar 148740 connection between depression in teens and suicide. It is important to understand that adolescents who are suicidal often exhibit many signs or signals before they actually attempt or succeed in suicide. Keeping an eye on teens for these signals may allow parents, teachers, and friendsrepparttar 148741 opportunity to intervene before they actually carry through withrepparttar 148742 act. Some ofrepparttar 148743 signs are easier to spot than others. The strongest risk factors for attempted suicide in teens are depression, alcohol or drug abuse, and aggressive or disruptive behaviors (Teen Suicide). Teens that come from alcoholic or abusive families, have suffered physical or sexual abuse, lack parental support, and have a history of family depression are also at great risk (Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide). These factors usually exhibitrepparttar 148744 easiest signs of possible suicidal tendencies. Depressed moods, substance abuse, frequent episodes of running away or being incarcerated, and impulsive, aggressive behavior are all signs that are often exhibited in teens that haverepparttar 148745 highest risk of committing suicide (Teen Suicide). If any of these behaviors are detected in an adolescent they should be referred to a professional psychologist, counselor, or doctor for assistance. Other signs or signals of suicide may not seem so obvious or may appear to just be normal behavior for teenagers. But it is important to not just dismiss these signs as only regular behavior, especially ifrepparttar 148746 teen has recently undergone a major traumatic event in his/her life. Such traumatic events may include divorce, loss of a family member, a breakup with a boyfriend or girlfriend, abusive parents, loss of a job by a family member, moving to a different city or school, or suffering constant humiliation or embarrassment at school (Teen Suicide). Some ofrepparttar 148747 signals that may accompany these traumatic events include withdrawal from family and friends, no longer interested in participating in events that they once enjoyed, giving away possessions, talking of death or suicide, arguments with parents and friends, inability to concentrate, sleeping too much or too little, dramatic changes in personal appearance, expressions of hopelessness, self-destructive behaviors (promiscuity, substance abuse, or reckless driving, and changes in appetite (Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide). Other signs include personality changes, complaints about physical symptoms such as headaches and fatigue, poor schoolwork, and boredom (Teen Suicide, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). Teens at risk of suicide also may complain of being a bad person, become suddenly cheerful after a bout of depression (because they feel they have foundrepparttar 148748 answer to their problems in suicide), and signs of psychosis (Teen Suicide, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). One ofrepparttar 148749 most recent trends in factors that put teens at risk for suicide is that of sexual confusion. Teens who are dealing with homosexual feelings often feel isolated and alone. This is especially true for those who lackrepparttar 148750 support of friends and family. Many times they are scared to even discuss their sexual feelings for fear of being ostracized. Recent studies have shown that suicide attempts are far greater amongst adolescent teens who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual than among their heterosexual peers (Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide). Brent Hafen includes many other underlying factors in teen suicide in his book Youth Suicide besides those mentioned above. They are worthy of mention because it is important to know all ofrepparttar 148751 factors that play a role in teen suicide. Among those already stated Hafen includesrepparttar 148752 following factors: disconnection with a parent,repparttar 148753 “expendable child” syndrome (in whichrepparttar 148754 child feels he is no longer wanted byrepparttar 148755 parents), role reversal (in whichrepparttar 148756 child must take onrepparttar 148757 role of responsibility inrepparttar 148758 household), broken homes, lack of communication and understanding with parents, high expectations to perform academically, religious conflicts (in whichrepparttar 148759 teen disagrees withrepparttar 148760 parents’ religious beliefs), bullying at school, constant moving from city to city, romanticized perceptions of suicide,repparttar 148761 need to send out a distress signal, overwhelming shame or guilt,repparttar 148762 desire to punish someone, tunnel vision (the belief that suicide isrepparttar 148763 only answer to a problem, no matter how trivial), exposure to violence, unresolved grief,repparttar 148764 desire to get attention, cluster suicides (in which case a group of teens make a pact to commit suicide), and poor impulse control (66-116). Although this list may include factors that may seem trivial or even normal for teenagers, it isrepparttar 148765 effect that they have on each individual that make them important. As already stated, even though many teens go through many of these same situations and events and never attempt or commit suicide, there are many that do not haverepparttar 148766 coping mechanisms or support groups to deal with them. That is why it is so important to look for warning signals from those who may actually be thinking of committing suicide.

The G-8 and Other Figureheads

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

The Presidents Before Washington:

Fromrepparttar moment thatrepparttar 148117 first Declaration of Independence in Mecklenburg, North Carolina took place (if not before) there were people leadingrepparttar 148118 cause of American Independence. Butrepparttar 148119 Presidents ofrepparttar 148120 Continental Congress starting with Peyton Randolph should be considered as key figures inrepparttar 148121 history of this façade called America. The United States is actually many things other than a democracy despite whatrepparttar 148122 media say. It is Synarchy or an oligarchy wrapped in fine talk, corporate intrigue and cronyistic breaks for ‘supporters’ orrepparttar 148123 owners of The Fed. The Randolphs are Royals and so were most ofrepparttar 148124 landed gentry and slave owners who formed this nation due torepparttar 148125 move away from slavery in Britain and France. There are other investment reasons for international financiers includingrepparttar 148126 King of England andrepparttar 148127 Rothschild Illuminati and Hessians that we must inspect again and again.

There were people in charge of America andrepparttar 148128 trade with it from Europe and China and other places throughout many millennia starting with Ophir, Moses, then Solomon, Joseph of Arimathaea, Robertrepparttar 148129 Bruce and

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