4) According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 5,000 kids under 21 die every year as a result of underage drinking – from crashes, homicides, and suicides. Teens that drink also are at risk for a long list of other injuries and potential life-long alcohol abuse. c) Car crashes are the leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 20. About 1,900 people under 21 die every year from car crashes involving underage drinking.
Leshner states, “As with many other brain diseases, addiction has embedded behavioral and social-context aspects that are important parts of the disorder itself” (Leshner). Recognizing addiction as a mental illness can help reduce the health and social costs that are directly related to treating addiction. Research has exposed that drug abuse is a severe health issue, as well as a social issue. Addicts become so obsessed with consuming the substance it causes their immune systems to shut down and causes the addict to be incapable of functioning properly in a social setting. Addiction has severe negative consequences affecting the addict’s mental and physical well being.
Distressed/Stressed Learner and Poverty/Homelessness/Hunger Stress is part of our lives that impact our daily life. Stress can increase the chance of sicknesses that will also affect our health. This affects our minds in our thinking and will generate physiological problems. There are many effects because of stress, and it certainly affects our ability to learn. There are current issues in the education field that are a problem and concern.
Unit 2 : Understanding stress Section 2.1: The symptoms and causes of stress 1, Define the term “stress”. Stress – is a sign of excessive overload and a negative response to pressure caused by demands from someone’s aspect of life/lifestyle (work place, relationships, personal problems, health or financial pressure).It Effects the mind, body or both leaving people feeling exhausted. Left untreated for a long time can cause deep depression or anxiety disorders. 2, Describe how stress can affect an individual. In other words, describe some of the symptoms of stress.
Community Health Advocacy Project: Adolescent Suicide Linda Rogers Antuono NUR/544 April 22, 2013 Professor Nancy Tahara Community Health Advocacy Project on Adolescent Suicide Introduction This paper is on adolescent violence related to suicide in ages 13-19. Teenage suicide among adolescents 15-19 the third leading cause of death ("Childtrendsdatabank.org," 2013). According to "Healthychildren.org," (2013) “An average of four American teenagers commits suicide every day” (para. 3). In 2010, firearms accounted for 40% of teen suicides ("Childtrendsdatabank.org," 2013).
A large amount of teen students have had anxiety, a side-effect from stress and mental disorders, and anxiety derives from high expectations schools create. These high expectations in sports and academics creates stress among students and as universities
Attempts suicide; every 16.7 minutes, someone completes suicide; and every day over 85 people die by suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. And the third leading cause of death among Americans youth. Over the last 100 years, suicide in the U.S. Has out-numbered homicide by at least 3 to 2. Almost 4 times as many Americans died by suicide during the Vietnam War era as died in the course of military action. The federal government has shown concern for high suicide rates in this country since at least the beginning of the 20th century.
Feeling this way can cause some to face depression and even lead to suicide. Teen’s mental health is important and homeschooling is better for teens who struggle with mental health problems. Mental health is an individual's emotional well-being. Poor mental health would be, being depressed, having anxiety,
In 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), 38,364 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In that year, someone in the country died by suicide every 13.7 minutes (Facts And Figures, 2013). Suicidal individuals can experience four kinds of psychological problems which are emotional instability, interpersonal problems, impulsiveness, and confusion about themselves. Any suicide attempt means that the individual is severely disturbed and needs assistance immediately. A suicidal individual will try again, picking a more deadly method the second or third time around.
As such, children develop a negative attitude to school as a result of depression. They develop a feeling of dissatisfaction and dislike towards teachers. They have strange behaviors in that they develop bizarre ideas to their peers, sudden mood swings and obsessive thoughts. Depressed children have an external locus of control to their actions. They tend to associate their temperament and weird behaviour with actions of other individuals.