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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important and statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.
Table of Contents
1 Teen Suicide Is a Significant Problem: Nationwide Children's Hospital 8
2 Gay Teens Are at Greater Risk for Suicide Tim Murphy 13
3 Native American Teens Are at Greater Risk for Suicide Jerry Gidner 18
4 Young, Unmarried Soldiers Are at Greater Risk for Suicide Paul J. Fink 24
5 The Desire for Attention Motivates Teens to Commit Suicide Kathy Brewis 32
6 Antidepressants Contribute to an Increase in Teen Suicides Kirsten Weir 38
7 The Absence of Prescribed Antidepressants Has Increased of the Rate of Teen Suicides: Adverse Event Reporting News 44
8 Cyberbullying Can Lead to Teen Suicide Selena Roberts 50
9 Silencing Cyberbullies Can Help Prevent Teen Suicides Cindy Long 55
10 Cyberbullies Should Be Held Accountable for Victims Who Commit Suicide Robert Patrick Joel Currier 61
11 Open Communication in the Classroom Can Help Prevent Teen Suicides Douglas Fisher 67
12 Crisis Hotlines Can Help Prevent Suicides John Draper 74
13 High School Programs Can Prevent Teen Suicide Stacy Teicher Khadaroo 80
What You Should Know About Teen Suicide 86
What You Should Do About Teen Suicide 90
Organizations to Contact 93
Picture Credits 108