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Teen Suicide

Attention Getter

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." For some life isn't pleasant, but death will be peaceful for them so they decide to end their lives themselves. Teen suicide is a topic often looked over, but is still on the rise. As a society we need to work together to make everyone feel they are truly loved.

Thesis

Teen suicide, a subject not often talked about, is on the rise and as Americans we need to pay more attention to each other, and truly listen to each other. We all just need a little love and attention.

Main Point 1

It is in our human nature to want to be loved and accepted, and without this approval from the world a person could feel like their existence has no purpose. We should also stop placing so much emphasis on the materialistic things. People strive to fit in.

Support 1

Teen suicide is the third most common cause of death. Teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up. Which leads to teen suicide.( AACAP, Facts for Families, Sept. 2006 )

Main Point 2

As a black culture we should set aside time just for the family. On T.V. they are starting to emphasis about eating together as a family, which allows the family to just enjoy each other. As families we need to get to know each other better, except each other for the decisions we make.

Support 2

In 1980, the suicide rate for Whites aged 10-19 was 157% greater than that of Blacks. However, by 1995 there was only a 42% difference. Although Whites are still more likely to commit suicide

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