According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC suicide affects all youth, but some groups are at higher risk than others. Boys are more likely than girls to die from suicide. Girls, however, are more likely to report attempting suicide than boys.
High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from a trio of studies reported at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Diego. Moreover, these risks were additive among teens who were the victim of both forms of bullying. Their study, "Relative Risks of Depression and Suicidal Tendency among Victims of School- and Electronic-Bullying with Co-Risk Factors", presents results from the first national analysis comparing risks associated with the different forms of bullying.
The suicide rate among teenage girls reached an all-time high inaccording to a recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The analysis found an increase in teen suicides across the board between and The numbers are a sobering reminder that suicide is a growing public health concern and that teens are a particularly vulnerable group.
Researchers examined data on 1, children who were surveyed about peer victimization and bullying from ages 6 to 13 and monitored for any mental health issues through age Most participants experienced little or no victimization, but about 26 percent reported some bullying and almost 15 percent said they suffered severe, long-lasting victimization. Compared to teens who experienced little or no bullying as kids, adolescents who suffered chronic tormenting by their peers were more than twice as likely to be depressed and more than three times more likely to be anxious or seriously consider suicide, the study found. Researchers assessed peer victimization based on questionnaires kids completed to detail physical and verbal abuse as well as online bullying.
Pages: 1 2 All. The headline took my breath away. In a town close to mine, a year-old had committed suicide due to cyberbullying.
We all know that bullying can leave our children with bumps and bruises. But the effects of bullying can last for many years and can cause serious issues into adolescence and even adulthood. Bullying and depression often go hand in hand.
Another day and another loss. Teen suicide is becoming an epidemic. I am left speechless today as I hear about another two suicides from this past weekend.
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