Teen Suicide Essay

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Teen Suicide Many people don’t realize that teen suicide is the third leading cause of teenage death. The number of young adults that attempt and complete suicide is overwhelming. The National Institute for Mental Health estimates that for every single death that is recorded there are 25 additional attempts. For the kids who attempt and survive suicide there are many repercussions that follow in the months after their attempt. I want to shed some light on the struggles and misfortunes that people go through every day when death feels like the only option they have to solve their problems. One of the reasons I am so passionate about teen suicide is that about a year ago, I lost my best friend to suicide. Her name was Caitlyn and she was the most beautiful person I had ever met. She had eyes that could swallow you whole, they were so big and the personality that would tell you what she thought even if you didn’t want it. She pushed me to be a better person, and I miss her everyday and she is always in the back of my mind. Caitlyn was not a depressed person; she was simply an emotional person on October 30, 2010. There are no words to describe the pain that I saw in her parents eyes throughout that night, and I still see the pain of losing their youngest daughter in their eyes. Preventing teen suicide is something that I believe needs to be a priority because I do not want any other family go through what I watched or went through. Caitlyn did not have to die, she didn’t want to die, she just didn’t see any other way to handle a stupid boy. I want to tell people what she can’t anymore. She still has a voice, it simply comes from a different source. The scary truth is that not every person who commits suicide is depressed. In my small valley that has a population of about 10,000 people there were 2 suicides and one attempted suicide, all within 3 months

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