For my organic post I have decided to do it on teen suicide. This has always been something that has bothered me very much. Many people don't understand what these people go through especially if they have never been in this situation. When a person comes to anyone about being suicidal it is their way of asking for help because they trust that person will not judge them. They also don't realize IT IS OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP!!... I wish some would realize this sooner than later.
According to the American Association of Suicidology:
- Each year, there are approximately 10 youth suicides for every 100,000 youth.
- Each day, there are approximately 12 youth suicides.
- Every 2 hours and 11 minutes, a person under the age of 25 completes suicide.
- In 2005, 270 children ages 10 to 14 completed suicide in the U.S.
Most teens have so many things going on in their lives and so much pressure put on them that many people don't realize when they are not okay. They feel as if they have no other choice but to agree to doing everything to please others but they aren't focusing on themselves. If they are being bullied at school, having problems at home, failing school, a victim of abuse, anything that triggers them to not feel worthy will leave them feeling completely helpless. These are all things that lead to depression which plays a large role in suicide. This is when they need help the most!
The above link has many more statistics and other useful information. I hope we can all just find a way to help save someones life if they come to any of us looking for help.