According to the National Association of School Psychiatrists (NASP) “Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth.” Suicide is the act of killing oneself and it is a large problem the youth face in today's society. Individuals who are struggling often turn to suicide. Sadly, these individuals see suicide as their only option, therefore, they do not realize how their death will impact their peers, family and loved ones, and how it causes many heart aches. What the youth do not realize that the problems they are struggling with are only temporary, whereas death is forever, and that suicide is not the only way to end their struggles, Teen suicide is a growing problem that needs to be taken more seriously. An efficient solution needs to address how communities, schools, peers, and parents can work together to become aware of suicidal behaviors and take actions to keep teens safe and reduce the youth suicide rates.…show more content… Youth suicide rates are also increasing dramatically everyday which is a large problem that needs to be solved.
A recent study shows that over the last 30 years the suicide rate in young people has more than tripled. The most dramatic increase in the suicide rate has occurred in the 15 to 24 age bracket (up 312%), followed by the 20- to 24-year-old age group (up 163%)–both traditional college-age groups. The most sobering statistic is that suicide is second only to automobile accidents as the leading cause of death among 18- to 24-year-olds. (Bost)
These alarming statistics prove that actions need to be taken to decrease youth suicide