One way of preventing suicide is identify those students at risk and getting them help. NPR also says that the fact is for the first time ever middle school students ages 10-14 years old are dying more by suicide than automobile accidents. The suicide rates for girls in this age range have tripled since 1999 due to cyber bullying, Fox 47 says.
Health care professionals are working on ways to screen students to figure out if they are suicidal by asking questions. People who commit suicide have been to the ER within one year of taking their own lives. Some signs of being suicidal is depression, loss of concentration, not participating or just not being themselves, an article of “Middle School” published by Suicide Prevention Resource Center or SPRC says.
They also say if we realize it, we can help them by getting them the right treatment with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or The American Association of Suicidology. They can help by giving you useful guidelines for schools and home based on what’s happening. Teen suicide rates can go down with the use of effective screening tools and more awareness training for teachers and parents.
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