Everyday, around 123 people commit suicide everyday in the United States. Suicide is a growing disorder that is very common around the globe. Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s death. The rates of students in high school committing suicide is increasing every year. Suicide is masked behind closed doors in many settings. Many people do not notice the warning sides of suicide. Below I have listed the warning sides of suicide.

  • increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • talking about death
  • showing rage
  • seeking revenge
  • looking for alternatives to kill oneself’s
  • talking about pain and being a burden to others

Suicide is very common, no matter how old a person can be. Many kids in middle school and elementary school commit suicide due to bullying. Due to cyber bullying on social media, many young teenagers and adults are committing suicide.

Tips for Parents

Parents should always be aware of what their children are doing on social media. I would advise for parents to check and see what their child is posting on social media at all times. What you post on social media never goes away. I would advise for parents to talk to their children everyday as well. Many young peers feel like they can not open up to their parents. Also, I would advise for parents to see who their child is hanging out with. Unless parents know that their child has a strong mindset, they would wound up to be a follower.

Tips for Young Peers

If you ever feel that suicide is your only way out, always know that your life is precious. If you are absolutely going through anything, talk to someone you trust. This can include your parents, teachers, friends, grandparents, and more. If you are getting cyber bullied, take a social media detox. You can always report bullying activity to every social media platform there is. This includes Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. Do not ever let anyone think that your life isn’t precious. If you need help with anything, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

Call 1-800-273-8255

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