The Real Reason Why.
Many of the times, teens all around the world always wonder why do they feel the way the do? Is there a solution to this loneliness, anger, sadness? The answer to that question? Yes, there is. When a child or teen experiences depression, the first thing that goes through their mind is isolation. They often feel the need to keep their issues to themselves, which leads them to have a world of their own because they believe that those surrounding them won't understand the feeling they're going through. Suicide appears to be the solution these kids believe will put an end to their 'misery.' The real reason why they believe this is the best choice is because they want to escape feelings of rejection, hurt or loss and suicide is the easy way out of a situation. The response the majority of the people receive when they ask a teen who has attempted suicide, gets the answer of "I just felt like I was dying inside." This causes them to feel as if pain is a permanent feeling. The vulnerability these teens carry unfortunately leads them to end their life once and for all. Suicide results in about 4,400 deaths per year, leaving only 7 percent to attempting suicide. However, those who contemplate on suicide are unlikely to commit this act because they are often composed of six factors: survival and coping beliefs, responsibility to family, fear of suicide, fear of social disapproval, and moral objections to suicide. These depressed patients who have not attempted suicide but have thought of it are more likely to have reasons for living. But this doesn't mean that they're not vulnerable to suicide because they are, they just fear it than most depressed teens. Let's focus on the real reason why teens commit suicide and how to prevent this from happening, instead of being a bystander and feeling sympathy for those who have already committed suicide. Don't focus on the 'what ifs' and the 'oh wells,' focus on what the future holds for those who teens who believe they don't matter, because everyone matters. You're cared and loved for. This is the real reason why suicide isn't the best solution for your issues.
This picture is called "The Thinking Boy-Depression." It portrays the long and painful thoughts depressed patients often have, and it's powerful message on how depressed teens shouldn't be dealing with these kinds of adversities. The real reason why they should continue to live is because there's hope for the hopeless.
The video is a Ted Talk, who's given by Kevin Briggs, who's had a dark, and unusual job where he patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.