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Persuasive Essay On Love And Happiness

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Human have an inherent need to feel love and happiness. Throughout our lives, everything that we do is in pursuit of those things. Everyone’s idea of these differ, as do the ways that they find it. Whether in wealth, generosity, self-indulgence, or religion, we all walk different paths towards the same destination. We all arrive at that destination at different times as well. It's a longer and more difficult journey for some than it is for others. During the summer before my freshman year in high school, I began to feel a loss if interest in things I loved, a loss of energy, and I just felt sadder in general. Over time, those feelings progressed to a sense of worthlessness, poor concentration and memory, and mild suicidal thoughts. I began …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that humans have an inherent need to feel love and happiness, and that it's a longer and more difficult journey for some than others.
  • Narrates how they began to feel a loss of interest in things they loved and felt sadder in general. their therapist told them that those were some symptoms of major depression, and they have been involved in therapy for three years.
  • Explains that their project will consist of collecting and painting river rocks with positive designs, messages, and pictures, with a suicide lifeline number and social media tags on the back.
  • Explains that they will be using paints, brushes, and techniques to prepare the rocks for the design, message, or picture. they will then write the information on the back, including the suicide lifeline number.
  • States that 16 million adults have experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year, but that statistic does not account for the large number of people who are undiagnosed.
  • Opines that they want to end the stigma around mental health disorders, self-harm, and suicide. only half of all americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment.
  • Explains that suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 29(3). many people consider suicide because they feel insignificant, useless, and unimportant.
  • Opines that self-harm doesn't always lead to suicide. some people choose to hurt themselves because it's the only way to feel something, or that they feel like they have no control over their lives.
  • Opines that people care, whether they know you or not. the national suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, which is open 24 hours a day.
  • Opines that mental illness does not discriminate. they hope that the project will create awareness for those who are suffering.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 29(3). That number is astounding, and it’s growing. Many people consider suicide because they feel like they put pressure on others due to how they feel, and that friends and family would be happier if they were not around any longer. They feel insignificant, useless, and unimportant. These feelings are unfounded, and are a product of your mind and how you feel. There are always people around who care about you, and there is always something to keep living for. Human life has value, even if you feel like yours …show more content…

I didn’t know who I could turn to, I didn’t know if anyone would take me seriously, I didn’t know if anyone could or would help me. I thought my parents would be mad at me for being ungrateful, I thought I would make my friends feel bad because I was such a downer, or that they wouldn’t believe me. I now know that people care, whether they know you or not. There are many hotlines one could call if they are in a particularly bad mental space. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. It is open every day, 24 hours a day(4). On the backs of my rocks, I will be writing this phone number to draw attention to this subject and so someone can get help if they need it. Many young people feel that they have nowhere to go and no one to talk to. They are afraid to get help and they feel like their situation is not important enough because “other people have it worse.” There are places online where they can talk to someone, confidentially and one-on-one. The website, “IMAlive.com,” offers a free, 24 hour chat to anyone who is in crisis(5). They can talk to you if you are afraid someone will hear your phone call or if you have phone anxiety. This also helps people with accessibility if they have a hearing or speech

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