in an attempt to try to understand what is meant by adolescent suicide, I have been researching English language sites
from around the world.
was struck by how much patronizing material (and sheer nonsense) has been written by my 'fellow adults' on the
subject of youth suicide.
Comments such as “unlike
adults, youth do not have the ability to think about life and life events in terms of the broader perspective or "big picture"
are all too common. Let's be honest, would
you (or any 'young' person) wish to share your innermost secret, innermost pain and innermost grief to a patronising
git like this?
'experts' in the field of adolescent suicidology conclude that: "certain adolescents are more susceptible
to having suicidal tendencies than others" Can you believe that someone can get paid
for making observations like that - I can't
However, the bottom line will always be that regardless of
whether a person who dies by suicide is 16 or 60, his or her 'suicidal act' was the direct consequence of his
or her suicidal crisis.
is important to stress that a suicidal crisis does not have to end tragically. Never forget that
countless millions of others go through suicidal crises and live. At any given time millions of us could be going through
a crisis - very few of us will die - the rest move on.
do they live - but many of us also rediscover and learn to enjoy and treasure a new found love of life. If
you, yourself, are going through a crisis in this moment - take heart. The odds are on your side. Begin my logging onto