Suicide is a problem that affects people of all ages and walks of life. Each year, suicide kills more people than homicide. Suicide is especially tragic because it is preventable. Suicide does not discriminate- anyone can be at risk.
There are many different factors that can contribute to someone feeling suicidal. A major factor is mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes drastic mood swings- from feeling on top of the world (mania) to feeling hopeless and down in the dumps (depression). People who suffer from bipolar disorder are at a higher risk for suicide because they are more likely to experience these low, depressed states.
Other factors that can contribute to suicide include: bullying, relationship problems, financial problems, job loss, and more. Suicide is often the result of many different factors coming together to create a perfect storm.
Every year, suicide kills 38,000 people in the United States annually. In fact, it is the tenth leading cause of death among Americans. These statistics are only increasing too; available reports show that every 14 minutes, another person takes their own life.
For teenagers today, this issue has become joking matter until it hits close to home. Only then do they realize how real and damaging suicide truly is. Depression serves as a prominent risk factor for suicidal ideation because deep feelings of regret or hopelessness make someone believe that killing themselves is their only escape route left
Suicide does not discriminate. The myth that suicide is a problem that only young people face is wrong. Suicide rates are highest for middle-aged adults — adults between 45 and 54 years of age — at 17.6 suicides per 100,000 people. Suicide rates for adolescents and for those 85 years or older have been increasing in recent years. Suicide rates are four times higher for males than females, with men accounting for 79% of all suicides in 2010 Suicide occurs among all racial groups, but is most prevalent among American Indians and Alaska Natives, followed by non-Hispanic whites.
I chose this theme because it is one that touches my heart. Whether I know the individual or not, when I hear of them committing suicide or even attempting, it makes me feel as if I might have made a difference. It’s difficult for me not to be affected by it when another youngster or another person has lost their precious life in terrible circumstances while growing up.
Suicide has been something that I have been interested in, and I have done a lot of research on it to help try prevent others from making the same mistakes.
Suicide is defined as the “act of deliberately killing oneself” ( Suicide, 2015). There are many types of suicide but the most common are: jumping from high places, suffocation, and shootings. People who commit suicide usually give some type of warning signs or leave a note behind saying why they did it. There are also different types of suicide such as: passive, active, violent, and impulsive suicide. People who commit suicide usually do so because they feel like they have no other way out and that this is their only option.
There are many factors that contribute to why someone may want to commit suicide. The most common include: financial problems, mental disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, relationship problems, family issues, and physical health problems. Suicide is usually committed by people who feel like they have no other way out and see no other options in their life.
Suicide is a problem that has been around for many years and will continue to be a problem until something is done about it. There are many organizations that help prevent suicide such as: the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, and To Write Love on Her Arms. These organizations help raise awareness about suicide and provide resources for those who may be considering suicide.
Suicide is taking more lives now than ever before, and it’s something we don’t talk about often enough. It’s a tough topic for anyone who has lost somebody to suicide or knows someone who has attempted it, but we need to have these conversations. Life is hard and sometimes overwhelming – let’s help each other out by talking about the things that are most difficult to deal with.
Suicide should never be an option in anyone’s life. Suicide rates have been increasing throughout the years. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States ( Suicide Facts). Suicide does not discriminate against race, gender, or age. The myth that suicide is a problem that only affects young people is wrong. Suicide rates for middle-aged adults (45-54 years old) have increased by more than 50% since 1999 ( Suicide Facts).
Suicide rates for adults aged 55-64 have increased by more than 30% since 1999 ( Suicide Facts). The myth that suicide is a problem that only affects white males is also wrong. Suicide rates for black males have increased by more than 70% since 1999 ( Suicide Facts). Suicide rates for Hispanic males have increased by more than 21% since 1999 ( Suicide Facts). Suicide rates for females have increased by more than 45% since 1999 ( Suicide Facts). Suicide is a problem that affects all races, genders, and ages.
Suicide does not only affect the person who commits suicide. Suicide also affects the family and friends of the person who commits suicide. Suicide is a preventable death. If you are feeling suicidal, please get help from a friend, family member, or professional. If you know someone who is feeling suicidal, please get them help from a friend, family member, or professional. The best way to prevent suicide is to get help from a friend, family member, or professional before it is too late.
Even though each person’s grief is unique to them, there are similarities that can be shared with others who have experienced a suicide loss. Many people find it difficult to talk about the loss with family and friends, and as a result, they feel isolated from everyone else. Luckily, there are support groups specifically for survivors of suicide so people don’t have to feel alone anymore.
Suicide leaves behind a scenario of unanswered questions, unfinished business and guilt. Suicide creates physical as well as psychological wounds.
Most people who experience the suicide of a loved one report feeling stunned, confused and in shock. Suicide is not a topic most people feel comfortable discussing so survivors often suffer in silence. The “stigma” of suicide can make it even harder to cope with the aftermath and seeking help may be difficult. A common reaction to suicide is anger. Feelings of abandonment, loneliness, betrayal and rejection are also common. These reactions are normal under the circumstances but may be intensified if the suicide was sudden or unexpected, if the survivor was very close to the person who died, or if there were previous attempts or threats of suicide.
Although it is not unusual for people to experience a range of intense emotions after a suicide, most people eventually adjust and are able to go on with their lives. For some, however, the pain never goes away. In addition to the emotional anguish, survivors often face practical problems in the wake of a suicide. Suicide can have a profound effect on those left behind and understanding these effects may help in the healing process.
Suicide not only affects the immediate family and friends but also co-workers, neighbours, extended family members and others who were close to the person who died. A wide circle of people can be impacted when someone dies by suicide. The ripples created by suicide can touch many lives.