Every year 30,000 Americans will commit suicide (All About Suicide). Because they are likely to suffer from a mental illness, particularly severe depression (Suicide). Depression is one of the most treatable mental disorders, and one of the under diagnosed and under recognized. This is a serious mood disorder that affects a person's ability to function in everyday activities. It affects how that person works, family life, and social life (All About Suicide).
The third leading cause of death amongst teenagers: Suicide Did you know that suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States? (4). In 1992, more teenagers and young adults died from suicide than those who died from stroke, cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined (4). Suicide is definitely a compelling problem amongst youth in the U.S today. It is estimated that 300 to 400 teen suicides occur per year in Los Angeles County; which is equivalent to one teenager lost every day (1).
Introduction Suicide is a very tragic life event for the victim, victim’s friends and family members and to society as a whole. We often hear about suicide deaths that occur in younger and middle-aged adults in the media but rarely is such attention given to elderly suicide (65 and older). In the United States there is a higher rate of suicide amongst the elderly than in any other part of the population. There are many factors to this problem, however depression among the elderly was recorded as the major contributing factor that lead them to suicide. Every elderly that committed suicide was reported to have been depressed.
Approximately 30,000 people die because of suicide a year, and 750,000 have attempted suicide. (“Suicide Causes”). There are many reasons people are committing suicide such as drug abuse, low self-esteem, feeling helpless, any type of abuse, etc. People are committing suicide mainly because of bullying, abuse, and stress. Stress can come from a lot of different things, which makes some want to take their own lives.
Men are more likely to commit suicide; where as women are more likely to become depressed. “About 7 out of every hundred men and 1 out of every hundred women who have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime will go on to complete suicide” (AAS, June 23, 2009). This group of patients can be very unpredictable in their behaviors and actions. Look for warning signs in these patients. Warning signs for depressed and suicidal patients can include insomnia, lack of interest in day to day activities, feelings of hopelessness, always talking or thinking about harming themselves, making finial preparations, and saying fini... ... middle of paper ... ...logy (AAS).
Teenage suicide is truly sad, to even think that someone feels the absolute need to end their life because there seems to be no other answer, when in fact, there really is. More females than males attempt suicide, and most teenagers attempt or seriously think about suicide in their first two years of high school roughly ages 14 to 16. It decreases once teenagers reach their senior year. The most common reasons for suicide are bullying and/or cyber bullying. An average of 157,000 people ages 10-24 receive treatment at hospitals for self-inflicted injuries, most cause from attempted suicide according to Statistic Brains.
Review of Literature: Suicide Suicide is a very real problem in our society today. According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Americans. (CDC) There is an increasing number of people committing suicide and people attempting suicide each year. Unfortunately, there is a stigma around suicide that makes people afraid to ask for the help that they need. This review of literature discusses suicide by addressing the following questions to three main ideas: 1.
But so many teens’ shows signs of early depression and that could too lead up to suicide. Something has to be switched around in this system till we believe is effective. In the United States, suicide is a major cause of death to individuals 10-24 years old. “Nearly one million people die through an act of suicide each year, 50,000 of which occur in the United States.” (Viner). Trying to understand why a large number of young people face this horrifying act is difficult.
Over 18.2% of United States citizens suffer from a mental illness (Depression), 6.7% of United States citizens suffer from depression (Depression), and each year in the United States there are on average 42,773 deaths by suicide (American). Now, many people can relate to the words love and heartbreak, but many more can identify with the three words that the world
Depression “Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer” -Dorothy Rowe Depression is very common around the world today; millions of people are diagnosed with depression every year in America. There are many effects of this disease, some more serious than others. Depression can be linked to many different events that happen to a person to make them moderately to severely depressed. This disease can be very dangerous and sometimes fatal depending on how bad it is. However, some people think that depressed and suicidal people never show signs of their intention when, in general, they give off MANY signs that people tend to notice after the death.