A Permanent Solution Of A Temporary Problem

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“A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem” Hannah Smith was 14 years old when she decided she didn’t want to live anymore. She took her last breath before she hanged herself on August 2, 2013. Hannah was cyber bullied on the website Ask.fm, and her family believes the bullying triggered her suicide. The cruel messages were sent anonymously to Hannah, and some even told her to she should kill herself (Smith-Spark). Her father, David Smith , grievingly asked, “how many more teengers will kill themselves because of online abuse before something is done?” (“Hannah Smith”). Unfortunately, Hannah wasn’t the first or the last victim of suicide . Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death out of all ages in the United States of the year 2013 , and the most current suicide statistics the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released are of 2013. There was 41, 149 suicides in 2013 in the United States ("Suicide: Facts at a Glance"), and there are more more than 800,000 suicides per year worldwide ("Suicide Data") . There is one death by suicide every 13 minutes in the United States ("Suicide: Facts at a Glance"), and there is one death by suicide every 40 seconds worldwide ("Suicide Data"). Suicide is a global world phenomena mostly affecting teenagers and young adults. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among persons aged 15-34 years in 2013 accounting for more than 27 percent of all suicides in the U.S. ("Suicide: Facts at a Glance"). Why are…
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