The Wrong Way to Go Suicide is the cause of nearly “2000 deaths each day.” (CDC). There are many causes of suicide, but it can only ultimately lead to the one result, and that is death and destruction. While suicide is an impetuous decision, there are many help lines available that may aide in the prevention of it. Although it might be hard, and there are many complicating factors and warning signs that can lead to suicide, with extensive effort put in, suicide can sometimes be prevented, but not all suicide can be. There are always extenuating circumstances that make it impossible to prevent someone from taking their own life. One has to know the signs and accept outside help to assist others with this widespread epidemic. The determinant …show more content…
It can hit very close to home for some people, but to help the problem, suicide must be studied, spoken about, and dealt with. A recent study taken among students at Coleman High School resulted as such: out of 30 people asked, 28 personally knew or were somewhat in relation to someone who took their own life. The amount of lives affected by this shows just how important the awareness of suicide is. Although it is a tough topic to have a conversation about, it is not a subject that people should turn their heads away from. Scientists have continued to research the subject of suicide because of the horrible repercussions it can inflict on families and the people involved. Through numerous studies that scientists have conducted, insights to the causes and warning signs gives us ways to proactively try to prevent this type …show more content…
Taking one’s own life is never the way out or the way of dealing with a temporary problem that seems so overwhelming at in one’s time. There are always people who will help, and there are better solutions to get passed it. Genetics, gender, and life issues may seem stacked against a person, but there are always people who care or who have been in similar situations. Although it is a personal choice, and people heed the signs and take action to hinder suicide, sometimes it cannot be stopped. As much as another person tries to help a suicidal individual, at times, one’s mind is set on what they deem is the lone resolution. When this occurs, no one is at fault. Sometimes it is not just one impending factor or event that causes a person to contemplate suicide. The brain works in extremely complicated ways. “The hippocampus is the part of the brain that regulates memory and emotion. The size of this structure has been found to decrease in chronically depressed people. Brain cell communication is affected, serotonin production is reduced, and the rest of the body suffers.” (Dailyhealthpost). It is difficult to justify suicide, and it is also something a person cannot forcefully stop. The brain can get so depressed and mentally disturbed that it physically stops the production of what makes us happy, serotonin. When an individual has reached that low point and decides that the choice of taking their life is the answer to
Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a person takes their own life once every fourteen minutes in the United States (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [AFSP], 2011). Still, with suicide rates so high, suicide is a taboo topic in our society. Though suicide is intended to end one person’s pain, it causes an immeasurable amount of pain and suffering to loved ones close to the deceased.
According to an article written by Daniel Reidenberg, every year in America, there are over thirty-four thousand deaths due to suicide. Every thirty-eight seconds there is a person attempting to take their own life. Every fifteen minutes, someone succeeds in their attempt of suicide. Reidenberg mentions that in the last decade, the number of deaths by suicide has increased. He states that we, the people of America, need to take mental illnesses more seriously. They are just as bad as any other disease, just a disease that unfortunately lands in the brain and changes one’s “thoughts, feelings, and behavior.” Mental illnesses are a huge cause of suicide. According to a presentation made by Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, the suicide rates in the Americas have increased by forty percent since 2000. Marsha Linehan preaches about how the suicide rates today are the highest they have ever been. Linehan, Dr. Vijayakumar and Reidenberg, despite being unable to predict the future of suicide rates, all know that without a change in the way we treat it,
A mother finds her 17 year old teenage son hanging from the rafters of their basement. To hear of this occurrence is not rare in society today. Every 90 minutes a teenager in this country commits suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. The National suicide rate has increased 78% between 1952 and 1992. The rate for 15-19 year olds rose from two per 100,000 to 12.9, more than 600 percent. (Special report, Killing the Pain, Rae Coulli)
Suicide is the act of deliberately causing one's own death. It is often carried out as a result of despair, the cause of which is credited to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, drug abuse, as well as stress factors such as financial difficulties, troubles with personal relationships, and bullying. It is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. Suicide is a devastating event with strong emotional results for its survivors and for families of its victims - and the most terrible is that it can be prevented.
Over 90 percent who take their own life have a documented mental illness with depression being the main one. Untreated suicide is a major cause in suicides because the person is not getting the proper treatment they need to help them. Depression can be caused for a traumatic experience or events that happen in someone’s life. For example, someone who is overweight could get bullied in school for their appearance and it could tear them down mentally and can lead to depression. Depression can also be triggered by divorce, death of a loved one, terminal illness, etc. Depression is a very serious thing and should be properly diagnosed and treated so they can conquer their illness and not fall victim to suicide for not addressing the
Suicide is a sad story many people are reluctant to approach. But when somebody nearest to them kills themselves, they feel the compelling guilt of trying to understand the motive behind the death. It is a complex and rather devastating subject. Many who kill themselves can never come back to tell us what happened and why it did. Suicide takes an emotional toll on it's survivors and wreck havoc in the wake of the surrounding victims. What causes suicide is a probing series of many theories, and yet not one definitive answer. The prevention of suicide is also difficult to pinpoint, but only because the intent is unknown. The importance of researching the motives of the suicidal is essential to modern humanity as a whole, because in the era we live in, suicide rates are climbing faster than ever. Understanding the driving force behind suicide is what can help the field of social science to save the conscience mind of many people from self-destruction - and save their lives, and the emotions of their loved ones.
The subject of suicide is taboo in our society. Despite this fact and the efforts of society in general trying to minimize the reality of suicide, there are still people who are intrigued by the act. This intrigue could be due to the large number of people who die by suicide. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15-24 and the 9th leading cause of death overall (Timmermans 311). The intrigue and minimization of suicide in our society contrast. When suicide is not being romanticized or hidden, there is shame and stigma surrounding it. Ignoring, romanticizing, and shaming the act of suicide is problematic because suicide is a serious social problem that needs to be addressed openly, accurately, and without judgment.
Teen suicide is the leading cause of death in the nation next to cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, and influenza. 31,000 Americans committed suicide each year and thousands attempted it. The burden of suicide is longing in a family. It’s a hole in their family that can’t be filled. Suicide is an inexplicable act.
“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem” (Donahue). Suicide is a growing problem in our society, especially for teens. Teens have come to a point in life believing there is no escape, no matter how bad the problem. Teens struggling with depression fail to understand what is really happening, and what depression could be leading to. Suicide is now the third leading cause of death for 15 - 24 year olds in the United States. Causes leading to suicide could be, depression, bullying, or even just feeling out of place. We can all help to prevent suicide. Educate yourself and others, motivate to make a change, stop bullying, and openly talk about the problem. Simply by doing things like this you could start a revolution and save millions of lives.
Each year too many peoples suicide in the world. Suicide is the most dangerous problem in the world. There are too many reasons for suicide. Sometimes people kill, or attempt to kill, overdosing on drugs to shooting or hanging themselves. Biological, psychological, and social forces can all play a role. Death is most important reasons of the world, suicide is considered an important cause of public health. Governments and other organizations are still searching for effective methods to prevent suicide. At the same time, some people acceptable or appropriate action to get suicide whoever suffering from painful and incurable diseases.
With over 38,000 suicides in 2010 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims that is an average of 105 each day. “There is one suicide for every 25 attempted suicides and suicide results in an estimated $34.6 billion in combined medical and work-loss costs”. (States News Service) People who want to commit suicide can attribute these thoughts to many factors. Factors like family history of suicide, attempted suicide and depression, alcohol and drug problems also contribute to the thoughts of suicide. Warning signs are identified in many different ways and they also change with age...
In our country, it seems that the act of suicide is a very subjectively moral taboo. I would say that based on most people’s upbringing (including my own) it has been engrained that ethically suicide is wrong. However, like many other ethical issues, they are typically morally relative. Based upon the examples used in the discussion prompt alone there are numerous examples of cultures and groups of people that believe that suicide is objectively moral. To be fair, I myself feel there are situations where suicide is warranted. For instance, I think physician-assisted suicide should be allowed and not punishable anywhere. As a matter of fact, according to Kevin Drum, as early as 1994 there were states jumping on board and allowing
Suicide has become a critical, national problem and the extent of this is mind-boggling. Suicides have been proven to be one of the leading causes of death among college students. According to Webters dictionary “suicide is the act killing oneself on purpose”. It derived from the Latin sui, meaning “self”, and caedere, which means “to kill”. But this is just a definition, because an actual suicide holds different meanings to people such as tragic, shocking, a relief, a cry for help, a shame, heroic, the right choice, punishment, revenge, protest, anger, a mistake, desperate, hurtful and many more. But why do people, like college students who have their entire future ahead of them, simply give up hope and turn their heads away from life and commit suicide. There are several causes of suicide, recent incidents of suicide on college campuses, warning signs from a suicidal. I blame the Constitution and the United States law for not taking any hard initiative on the subject of suicide. I also impose the choice of the media, which is reflecting and portraying suicide towards a wrong direction. However most important questions remain: can the growing epidemic of suicide be solved, what are communities doing about it and what can they do to help?
Committing suicide probably sounds like a foreign idea to most people, but to the people who think about it, they deal with it every day. More importantly, the question is what leads people to kill themselves? In general, most people do not want to actually kill themselves, even though many people joke about it on a daily basis. Being a human, we all have a certain amount of will to live. Depression is the major cause for suicidal thoughts and ideas. After a long enough period of time, people become worn down and become less and less happy.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, scientific evidence has shown that almost all people who take their own lives have a diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder, and the majority have more than one disorder. In other words, the feelings that often lead to suicide are highly treatable. That’s why it is imperative that we better understand the symptoms of the disorders and the behaviors that often accompany thoughts of suicide. With more knowledge, we can often prevent the devastation of losing a loved one.