There can be various reasons why a teenager attempts suicide. It has been stated the depression is the leading cause of suicide for people of all ages. According to teensuicide.com here are some of the risk factors for attempted teen suicide:
Family history. This can include a family history of suicide, mental disorders, and/or substance (drug or alcohol) abuse.
Substance abuse - drug abuse - alcohol abuse. The use of legal or illegal drugs, alcohol and other substances can create feelings of dependency, illness and depression. Feeling out of control and powerless due to drug or alcohol addiction orders can be a major risk factor in attempted teen suicide.
Abuse and violence. Abuse - mental, emotional, physical or sexual - can increase the likelihood of attempted suicide.
Mental, emotional or physical disorders. There are some disorders that teenagers find difficult to deal with. In these cases, it is important to realize that the stress caused by these disorders can actually trigger suicidal thoughts.
If you have any questions or know of a teenager who may be suicidal, please do not hesistate to reach out for help. There are various hotlines which can offer help and guidance, which are listed below. Take care and best wishes to you!
Boys Town National Hotline
Maybe because they are unhappy with their home life due to extreme dysfunction; maybe because they cannot deal with a breakup with someone they felt or thought they were in love with; or maybe they are on drugs/alcohol and do not realize what they are doing. That is why it is real important to have someone to talk to about issues you can't deal with by yourself.
Most of the kids no days are going through depression alot worse than it was years ago, because of the stress of other kids that are using drugs and drinking and etc. There's not much any of us can do but let them no that we are always here for them and the other kids that are bullying them around is just doing it because they are just immature and need to grow up and besides that, lots of kids like that have the same problems and they think by treating other kids that way it makes them feel better but of course it's really affecting the ones that they are doing it to, but drugs,alcohol and sex is alot of kids and teenagers problems today in this world and they think by doing those things it will solve their problems even though it's making someone else miserable but I hope and pray things do get better for these kids growing up in this world today
Because when people in this society make them feel like things will never get better, that they don't deserve to live, that what ever they have gone through or are going through is their fault, its hard to keep moving forward every day when you are constantly put down and told you will never be good enough. they don't kill themselves they murder themselves because society has thought them to hate themselves.