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A Way Out: Suicide

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“Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse, suicide eliminates the chance of it getting better,” said tumblr.com. Suicide is the act of taking of your life on purpose, and people in the United States, from the age of 10 to 65, have been committing suicide since the mid 1900’s. The rich and the famous go through suicidal thoughts and sometimes put it into their work; this process has been going on for decades. Committing suicide is a person trying to escape the pain and aloneness that can plague them, through things such as divorce, depression, school, a close relative or friend passing away or even just by themselves being a bully. Most teens need help and are too afraid to ask for it. If a person is aware of the symptoms and the behavior leading up to it, a life is savable. Why some teens commit suicide: what are some of the actions or feelings, and what causes an individual to consider this rashness, what are possible consequences, and harsh treatment or prevention options.
What is suicide? Suicide is the taking of one’s life; however, suicide attempt happens when an individual tries to take their life, but does not succeed. There are many ways to take a life such as jumping from a building, a bullet to the head, bleeding out, suffocation, being hit by a train or car and many more ways (“Suicide…” 1). When a person takes their life, an individual will use whatever methods they feel will be more accurate or with whatever that individual has available to them. A doctor may help a patient in “suicide” if the action is for the patient’s well-being. Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a patient is terminally ill and the doctor can help with a painless death, in order to end the suffering that the individual is undergo...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that suicide is the act of taking of your life on purpose, and people in the united states, from the age of 10 to 65, have been committing suicide since the mid 1900's.
  • Explains that suicide is the taking of one’s life, but suicide attempt happens when an individual tries to take their life but doesn’t succeed.
  • Explains that suicide is the third leading cause of deaths in 10-24 year olds.
  • Explains that adolescents commit suicide to escape the problem in their personal lives, school, and home environments.
  • Analyzes the consequences of an individual's suicide, stating that it can be devastating to family, friends, and community.
  • Explains that suicide and thoughts of suicide are nothing to joke about and taken very seriously. ask questions about how someone feels and what thoughts cross their minds. parents are afraid to ask about suicide to their children.
  • Opines that adults and friends must be patient and cautious of what they say and how they speak it, and that there are ways of treatment for depression and suicidal people.
  • Explains that most teens need help, but are too afraid to ask for it. teens commit suicide to escape the problem in their personal lives, school and home environments.
  • Explains allen, jonathon, dryden-edwards, roxanne, cohen, barston, and segal, ph.d., "teen depression: a guide for parents."
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