I Pledge 2 Listen 

Save Our Children
...suicide is not an option 

4 FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE...

 1.) Every two hours and eleven minutes, a person under the age of 25

    completes

suicide.


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

CHILDREN

!.) 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'


TEENS

1.) Misunderstood

2.) Moody

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

   lines.


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