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Teen Suicide Facts

Teen suicide has become very common. For many teens, the only solution to their problems is to end their life, and they believe it is their last option. Depression is the main cause of teens committing suicide and other problems such as physical illness, loneliness, and abuse contribute greatly.

 

Suicide Facts

  • More teen girls attempt suicide such as taking an overdose of pills or medication, whereas, teen boys usually take more drastic steps to commit suicide
  • There are at least 5000 people between the age of 15-25 who commit suicide each year
  • Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among people between the age of 15-25 years
  • Every 100 minutes, a teen commits suicide
  • There are at least 80% of people who talk about committing suicide and actually do it
  • Women attempt suicide three times as much as men
  • According to a recent survey, 60% of school students have thought about committing suicide
  • It has been observed that 80% of people who commit suicide have given warning signs or confided in their friends that they want to end their life
  • It has also been observed, that 9 out of 10 cases of suicide have been at home
  • For every completed suicide, there has been at least 30-40 attempts
  • Most suicide cases take place from 3 p.m. to midnight
  • In the last 30 years, the number of suicide attempts has increased by 300%

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