The biological explanations for depression centre on the mood disorder being biologically caused. Genetic factors suggest that you are born with a biological weakness which makes you unable to resist stressors, which consequently leads to depression. This is known as the diathesis stress model. The main piece of research that supports this comes from the Maudsley Hospital twin register, where concordance rates of 46% were found in MZ twins and 20% in DZ twins. This suggest that depression must be passed on through genes if there is a high concordance rate between twins which share the same genetic makeup both having depression.
For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying This is one reason, one out of many on why you should not bully. These people are depressed and from personal experience you are always down and you do not care about anything. Some people don’t care about other people’s feelings.
| |crash rates. |Alcohol related crashes have been the leading cause of death for young Americans, from 16-24 years old. | | |Accidents by alcohol impaired driver are the most frequently committed violent crime in the U.S. today. | | |Drunk driving will impact 1 in 3 people. | | |[pic] | | | | | |The HBD crash rate for 16-year-old drivers is 1.8 times higher than drivers of all ages.
But government statistics suggest that a substantial number struggle emotionally. Among Asian American high school students, 29 percent have reported feeling “sad or hopeless” for at least two weeks in a row during the past year, enough to interfere with their daily lives, according to a recent national youth survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That figure is slightly higher than that of teens from all racial groups, 28 percent. With suicidal thoughts, the gap widens. When the CDC asked Asian American students if they had seriously considered suicide during the past year, 19 percent answered yes, compared to 16 percent of all high school students.
Decrease in Juvenile Crime In 2001, according to the FBI, juveniles accounted for 17% of all arrests and 15% of all violent crime arrests (Snyder, 2003). In the late 1980s, juvenile violent crime arrest had a substantial growth then peaked in 1994. However, between 1994 and 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for Violent Crime Index fell 44% and as a result, the juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate was the lowest since 1983 (Snyder, 2003). Furthermore, in 2001, the rate of juvenile arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses that included forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder declined for the seventh consecutive year. The juvenile arrest rate for each of these offenses has been declining steadily since the mid-1990s; for murder, the rate fell 70% and manslaughter arrest rate fell 40% from its 1993 peak through 2001.
As mentioned in the findings, the range is from poverty, violence (including gun possession), bullying and harassment, teen pregnancy, sexual behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health issues. The “Mental Health Issues and Services” list several concise and well documented frightening facts about today’s youth. Even though alarmingly high, they reported that 12% of high school aged students’ complete suicide. Suicide rates are on the rise for persona aged 10-14 years. Limitations: There aren’t clear outlines to firm up the statistics.
Firstly, Brown uses expert opinion. He quotes D Lum from the Maroondah hospital and the shocking fact that young children, whilst drunk are being sexually assaulted. This would position his readers, mostly parents to see the dark side of alcohol and teenagers as no parent would want for their teenage child to be sexually assaulted. Secondly he uses statistics. Brown highlights the 300% increase in hospital admissions of drunken teenagers.
Suicide Among Young People - Is It Contagious? By Ystgaard, Mette First Published in the Norwegian Journal Suicidologi 1997 The article informs us about several different studies of suicide among young people, for example, do the media have the power to push people to commit suicide or extinguish suicide? Such things as books, TV, movies, music, and local tragedies have been blamed for being contagious situations. In the former West Germany in 1989, a TV show that was a six episode series describing the suffering of a young man and how he threw himself in front of a train and died. The story intended as a suicide prevention measure had the opposite effect.
The results of a longitudinal study tracked 700 male and female youths over a fifteen-year period. They found that those who as children were exposed to violent television shows were much more likely to later be convicted of crime. All other possible contributing environmental elements such as poverty, living in a violent neighborhood and neglect they were factored out of this study. Researchers also said that media violence can affect any child from any family
Juvenile Delinquency in Secondary Schools Introduction Why is juvenile delinquency most prominent in the secondary school system? Why is it students participate in delinquent behaviours? Can juvenile delinquency lead to a state of depression or can it lead to suicide? Do you think it can also lead to life imprisonment? ‘Widely publicized school shootings during the late 1990’s and early years of the twenty-first century have raised public concerns about rising adolescent violence and created the perception that juvenile delinquency is increasing.’ Statistics shows that juvenile crime rates are actually declining.