Importance Of Society's Taboo On Suicide

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Society’s Taboo: Suicide Death. One of the most off-limits subjects you can talk about publically in society. That’s what makes the topic of child or adolescents depression and suicide even more unmentionable. But in doing that we are making those suffering through it feel even more isolated and insecure. According to The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) “Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5-to-14-year-olds” (“Teen”). Although many consider suicide and depression a taboo topic, suicide is quickly becoming a necessary topic of conversation as the continued stigma against it is causing teenagers to refuse to seek help and turn to other measures of coping (drugs alcohol, eating disorders sleeping abnormality, risky behavior and self-harm)…show more content…
The consequence is not just black and white as it affects more than the victims but those around them as well. That is why as a society it is necessary to not shy away from this topic, no matter how uncomfortable it makes people feel, but to also learn all you can about it so that you can understand how you and those around you are feeling and so no one feels that the only solution to their problems is death. Learning about depression and how to deal with it can improve the lives of everyone in our society and with that lower the chances of suicide. One of the most important thing about suicide is that it is not just an impulsive decision, it happens when a person is feeling at their lowest point and they feel that there is nothing left for them to live for, and there are many issues and circumstances that may cause a person to feel that the only way to get out of their situation is to kill themselves. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) article, "Suicide: Risk and Protective Factors”,

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