Here at The Hotline, we use the Power & Control Wheel* to describe most accurately what occurs in an abusive relationship.
While the inside of the wheel is comprised of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence.
It is important to recognize the fact that the suicide rate amongst teenagers is on the rise.
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J.," and Melissa Torres, as "Angela," are shown during a rehearsal of "Don't U Luv Me," a play that explores the concept of violence in teen dating at North Plainfield High School in North Plainfield, N. More than a third of teen guys and girls say they've been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their dating relationships, according to new, unpublished data from a nationwide survey.
Similar numbers of both sexes say they've been abusers.
In some cases, teenagers believe that suicide is the only way to solve their problems.
The pressures of life seem too much to cope with, and some teenager look at suicide as a welcome escape.One of the leading causes of death amongst teenagers is suicide.The Centers for Disease control report that it is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, of people aged 15 to 24.Researchers and educators eager to stop violent patterns early — and reduce abuse not only among teens but among the adults they will become — already are testing programs that teach younger children and teens how to have healthier relationships.But as they seek to understand why so many young people hit, demean or force sex on their partners, much remains unclear.The 24-hour service is available at at 1-866-331-9474, or by texting "loveis" to 22522.