Teen suicide: can be prevented
Adolescents are often treated with some disdain — they say that it is this age, raging. In fact, the problems of teenagers often are much more serious than we think. And some teenagers choose the most tragic way to solve their problems teen suicide.
Of course, not every teenager is prone to suicide, and thank God. But some Teens are at risk. Usually they are teenagers, who are more vulnerable and feel themselves to be outcasts. Having fallen into a difficult life situation, they do not see from it another way out, except to kill themselves.
The risk group includes teenagers from a tendency to depression. Push him to suicide can the death of someone from close people, girls - and also rape and / or unwanted pregnancy. Poor school performance can also become a risk factor. Conversely, extraordinary and talented teenagers are sometimes also threatened, because the others do not accept them. Abuse of alcohol or drugs increases the risk of suicide.
Teen suicide is divided into three types. The first type is true teen suicide. In this case, the teenager really has a firm intention to end his life and usually carefully plans everything. If the attempt fails, it repeats it over time.
To such suicide prone adolescents who feel marginalized, isolated society. They feel lonely and useless, fall into a depression that causes a desire to die. The reason for this feeling can be a mental trauma, rape, awareness of their non-standard sexual orientation - in general, a strong mental turmoil.
Affective (sensitive) teenage suicide. as is clear from the title, is accomplished in a state of affect, under the influence of strong, but momentary feelings. If a suicide attempt is unsuccessful, the teenager will most likely not repeat it. The impetus for suicide can be conflicts in school, family or group of peers, unhappy love, in the case of especially impressionable teenagers - even a film or a book.
Goal demonstrative suicide — to attract attention. In this case the teenager is not going to actually kill himself, his goal is to become noticed. As in the poem Grigory Oster:
Then they find out mum and dad,
Scream, cry and run.
And rush to buy a cake,
And in a movie with him will take you in the evening.
Suicide attempt in this case usually multiple, but true suicide, they end except by accident. To it teenagers with hysterical features of the person and demonstrative behavior are inclined.
To warn or affective demonstrative suicide is relatively easy, because in these cases, the teenagers usually do not hide their intentions. Adolescents with demonstrative behavior announce them openly, and with affective behavior they want to be stopped at a subconscious level.
And heretrue teen suicide to warn you it is not easy. often the teenager hiding his intentions, and to track changes in behaviour is difficult especially if a teenager is prone to loneliness. Signs of internal readiness to commit suicide can be changes in sleep and appetite, problems with academic performance, loss of interest in his surroundings and self-esteem, increased aggression. A teenager can stop paying attention to your appearance. Adolescents who decided to leave the life, you can start to distribute to friends and acquaintances valuable, expensive things for them.
Teenage suicide can be prevented if you pay attention to your child. You need to be interested in his life, but do not try to get too much into it, otherwise the child will close even more. If you notice that something strange is happening with your child, you need to gently but persistently talk it through and support it. Even if he did something wrong, we must first support him, and only then deal with the consequences.
Often parents of teenagers leaving them alone with the child Matures, he must learn to solve problems as an adult, and stuffing their own cones. But without parent support, the teenager often gives up. and teenage suicide seems the only solution to the problem. Therefore it is very important that your child knows: you love him for who he is, and always help to solve any problem.