4 FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE...
1.) Every two hours and eleven minutes, a person under the age of 25
2.) 24% of high school students have seriously thought about attempting suicide.
3.) Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens 15-24, and the 6th leading cause for children from 5-15 years of age.
4.) More teenagers and young adults have died as a result of suicide than
cancer, heart disease, HIV/AID's, and birth defects.
SIGNS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
IN CHILDREN & TEENS
!.) Refuses to go to school.
2.) excessively clingy.
3.) Feels Sick more than usual.
4.) Worries that bad things will happen to
people they love'
3.) Becomes quite solitary
4.) Acts out very negatively
5.) Social withdrawal and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
6.) excessively harsh view of themselves
7.) Pervasive feelings of sadness and despair
8.) Anger and irritability
9.) Noticeable changes to eating and sleeping habits
Some More Bullying Stats
1.) one in seven students in grades K-12 is either a bully
or a victim of bullying.
2.) 282,000 students are physically attacked in
secondary schools each year. that number is
steadily increasing particularly along racial and ethnic
3.) 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being
victims of bullying.
4.) Harrassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of
school shooting incidents.
WE ALL NEED TO PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE....
SUICIDE MUST NOT BE AN OPTION