In young people, the suicide rate is relatively low (13.5/100,000 in 1993), but it is still a leading cause of death. In older people, the suicide rate is very high, but it is not a leading cause of death (in white males over 85, the suicide rate in 1993 was 73.6/100,000). In all age groups, men commit suicide successfully more than women (around four times as much). However, females are more likely to attempt suicide than males do. In 1998, white males accounted for 73% of all suicides.
Suicide amongst young people has increased greatly in the past 25 years in the US( young men and women 15-24) Women and suicide has increased the least with 250 percent, men has soared to over 300 percent. The US is now ranked the highest in the world for suicide. Until recently suicide amongst the young men and women accounted for less than 5 percent of suicide. It has increased with the increase in population of youth. Young men 15-24 now account for more than 20 percent of the male suicides.
Girls are more likely to commit suicide than boys, however boys are more likely to succeed hence they use much more effective and violent methods. Suicide is the second biggest cause of death worldwide among 15-19 year olds. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds according to Centres of Disease Control. It’s also thought that at least 25 attempts are made for every completed suicide. The majority of young people interviewed after suicide attempt said they were trying to escape a situation which seemed impossible to them or to escape past memories and feelings.
While Suicidal tendencies are not only the thoughts or ideations, but the actual carrying out a plan to kill oneself. Reportedly, there were 41,149 suicides in the U.S during 2013, making it the 10th leading cause of death. During the year of 2013, adults between the ages of 45 to 64 had the highest suicide rate, while adults 85 years and older had the second highest. The age group that had the lowest suicide rate was those between the ages of 10 to 24 years old. Suicide affects every population across the U.S, from race, gender, and many more factors, while some have a much higher chance becoming suicidal.
Suicide ranks as a leading cause of death but by knowing and understanding symptoms and causes suicide can be prevented. Suicide is an intentional attempt to kill oneself whether it is successful or unsuccessful. Suicide accounts for about one percent of all deaths in the United States each year (Disease, Condition or General Health Topic). During the last two decades suicide rates among teenagers has increased three hundred percent (Coleman 1). Suicide attempts far outnumber actual suicides (Disease, Condition or General Health Topic).
This is definitely a serious problem. Then we zoom in on the suicide statistics for young people. The numbers are depressing. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among the younger generation. Each year 4,400 young people die from suicide.
For the last decade, Japan has been facing an epidemic of suicides. The reasons why the Japanese people commit suicide are numerous and the Japanese government is struggling to slow this sweeping trend while having only limited success. Japan’s suicide rate is one of the highest rates among industrialized countries, sitting currently at 51 per 100,000 people per year (WHO). With an average of one suicide every fifteen minutes in Japan, a complete societal change must occur for the epidemic of suicide to be reduced. In the late 1990’s, Japan’s economy went into a recession and the country’s suicide rate jumped from 24,000 to over 30,000 per year, and has stubbornly stayed at that rate since 1998 with no indication of declining statistics.
There is more suicide deaths than homicides in the United States every year. Unbelievably so, suicide is in fact the ninth leading cause of death in the United Stated. For the young, consisting up to the age of fifteen, it is the third cause of death in the United States. Rounded to the nearest second, on average, every seventeen seconds one person will complete this self-destructive act resulting in death. Men account for eighty percent of all suicides in the United States and are more likely than women to be successful at killing themselves.
Sally C. Curtin’s report, Suicide Rates for Females and Males by Race and Ethnicity: United States, 1999 and 2014, state that female suicide of all ages has increased by forty-five percent by 2014 and increased sixteen percent by males. Comparatively, suicide methods by firearm, suffocation, and poisoning have dramatically increased during these years, with the largest ethnic group being American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Suicides by women in the ethnicity of American Indians and Alaskan Natives have increased by eighty-nine percent and almost thirty-n... ... middle of paper ... ...knew I 'd never be able to live my life as I wanted. I became the butt of everyone 's jokes, humiliated and picked on daily. My depression grew more and more ever day.
Health officials pledged to launch a suicide prevention hotline within two years and highlighted initiatives that are providing affordable mental health care to those who need it, saying the actual figure for suicides is likely higher due to the religious and cultural taboo surrounding the issue. The release of the Lebanon figures report which found that 800,000 people die due to suicide annually, making it the second leading cause of death for 15- to 29-year-olds. It is estimated that 43 deaths due to suicide occurred in Lebanon in 2012, but officials said the actual number of registered deaths was 107 for that year, meaning a person dies due to suicide in Lebanon every three days. Also, it is said that the suicide rate is projected to increase by 25 percent in 2014 compared to previous