SUICIDE RISKS AMONG ADOLESCENTS: A LOOK BEHIND THE BLACK CURTAINAbstract
This review article investigates the prevalent existence of suicide along with its risk factors and contributing factors leading to the culmination of them all, in an attempt to look behind the black curtain. Suicide is the result of an unbalanced scale between the good and bad. Every year 300,000 teenagers attempt and succeed at suicide worldwide. A set of emotions and unpleasant thoughts develop in a person’s mind. The consequences of such ideas resulted in suicide becoming one of the leading causes of death in adolescents worldwide. Suicide is multi factorial in nature and is still under study, but this review explores mainly the etiological factors, including social, economical, psychological, biological and physical factors. Increasing the awareness campaign to educate people on suicide would return as a decreased suicidal number. It is our job as humans to help to decrease these heart shaking losses by suicide. This can be done through offering help and support, and seeking out professional help. This is an integral step toward the recovery of individuals who are under the torment of suicidal thoughts.