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In the United States along, approximately one in ten high school students can be diagnosed with depression (Bender). Depression leads to suicide, also it is eighty percent of all suicides ( Schleifer) . Suicide is the leading cause of death among high school and college students. Suicide rates have risen three times as many suicides in 1998 then there were in 1950 (Murphy). Although there are ways to prevent it, suicides may have many negative effects to it. Thousands of people die a year from suicide. To reduce this statistic, people need to start taking more acting to prevent these deaths. To begin with, thinking about suicide ends up with depression. Often, teens who kill themselves had upsetting experiences of some kind (Murphy) that have made them depressed. Depression has to do with moral strengths and weaknesses. Although depression is a personal problem, depression is a serious but treatable illness. A myth about depression is: "only adults can get really depressed" (cdc). In the U.S.A about one out of twenty Americans suffer from depression( Schleifer) . Another amazing fact is that gay and lesbian youth may account for thirty percent of all youth suicide. Gays and lesbians are also four times more likely to kill themselves. There is no doubt that the existing evidence points to an inordinate risk of suicide facing homosexual and bisexual youths. Depressed people, including gays and lesbians, become more isolated and are convinced of their worthiness. Depressed teens may turn to others through sexual encounters in order to gain some acceptance and positive feedback (Bender). When teens are at school, they have to deal with pressures from parents, peers, and society in general (Murphy) . Schools should help children develop traits, habits, and skills that would make it less likely that they would become suicidal (Bender). A person who is depressed may feel sluggish. More than half of all teenage suicide victims had a subs...

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