What lies in the mind of a child going through adolescence? Do we remember what went through our minds when we were going through our own adolescence? Maybe we do not remember or we prefer not to remember. A child becoming an adult goes through many changes, including physical, mental and moral. Regardless of wealth, creed, religion or race, the changes teens and pre-teens go through are very similar. The kind of family and friend support they receive is the deciding factor in how the stressors these times bring will affect the child.
Bullying and teen suicide: A collection of academic research
Jonny Zeizel: The Gay Teen Suicide Epidemic is a Myth
By: Laurie L. The idea that a teenager -- whose world should be full of hope and possibility -- could take his or her own life is a staggering one. Still, for many families of teenagers, this form of premature death has become a reality. In , the most recent year for which data is available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC reported suicide was the third leading cause of death for American young people ages 10 to 24, resulting in about 4, lives lost each year.
List of LGBT-related suicides
Suicide: noun 1. Deliberately killing oneself Suicide is a permanent solution more often than not to a temporary problem, and sadly over the past ten years the number of teen suicides has risen. How much of a factor is new technology in this rise is hotly debated by parents and psychologist the world over. Suicide has different faces. The faces of neglection, depression, oppression, and even the means of abjection.
Last week it was Asher Brown, a Texas eighth grader who shot himself in the head, the subject of antigay tormenting at school. On Tuesday it was year-old Seth Walsh, a California boy taken off life support nine days after hanging himself from a tree in his backyard—also a victim of antigay bullying. But perhaps the most twisted story yet came last Wednesday, when Tyler Clementi, an year-old Rutgers University student and accomplished violinist, threw himself off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate used a Webcam to broadcast Clementi's tryst with a man live on the Web. Blogs and news stories said that these young men were "bullied to death"—a ubiquitous label for the crime of the moment, the explanation du jour for tragedies and cruelty that are as old as humanity.