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Suicide rate among teenagers on the rise, DOH suggests

衛生署表示 青少年自殺率正在攀升中

Suicide rate among teenagers on the rise, DOH suggests

Suicides among teenagers have increased dramatically in Taiwan according to the Department of Health.

根據衛生署表示,台灣青少年的自殺率已經快速攀升。

Teen suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds.

在十五歲至二十四歲的青少年族群中,自殺位居第二名死亡因素。

The top three causes of death in teenagers are accidents, suicides and cancer, according to the DOH.

根據衛生署表示,前三名死亡因素分別為意外死亡、自殺與癌症。

The Ministry of Education said 91 teenagers committed suicide between January and November last year while 70 teens killed themselves in 2004.

教育部表示,去年一月至十一月間,有九十一名青少年自殺,2004年則有七十人自殺。

But the everyone should be aware that the rate has been going up every year, the The National Youth Commission added.

行政院青年輔導委員會(NYC)補充,大家應?意識到自殺率正在逐年漸加當中。

According to the World Health Organization, melancholia, AIDS and cancer are the three main diseases in the 21st century.

根據世界衛生組織,憂鬱症、愛滋病與癌症為二十一世紀三大主要死因。

The NYC believes that the teen suicide rate is increasing in Taiwan due to the prevalence of melancholia.

NYC認為台灣青少年自殺率提高與憂鬱症的盛行有關。

According to the MOE, nine percent of junior and senior high school students are plagued by melancholia and girls tend to become depressed more easily than boys while students in northern Taiwan are more depressed than those in southern Taiwan.

根據教育部表示,九成的國高中生為憂鬱症?苦;女孩子比男孩子更容易感到憂鬱;台灣北部的人口比南部人更容易感到憂鬱。

The NYC yesterday stressed that protecting teens from melancholia and helping them to overcome depression are the most important things schools and the government can do to prevent teens from committing suicide.

NYC昨天強調,預防青少年自殺,最重要的是學校與政府必須保護青少年遠離憂鬱症並幫助他們克服憂鬱難關。


Updated : 2021-07-24 01:20 GMT+08:00