“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death among Americans, accounting for 41,000 deaths in 2013. More than half of all suicides are related to firearms.” Many people have bad thoughts, thoughts so horrific in terms that they want to end their own lives. It’s not just the thoughts that they have, it’s also the different situations they have going on in their lives. In the book: It’s kind of a Funny Story; it expresses the thoughts of one of the characters “I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” This character is expressing, the intensity of even being awake. They would rather kill themselves than to go on living the horrible life that they may lead. Suicide is always controversial, many people believe that suicide should never be an option. Although for some of us it is, for me it was at one point. Earlier this year, I was on the brink of taking my life. I was so fed up with everything, I was a mess, and i couldn’t take it anymore. The drama with my dad, and his new girlfriend, then all the stress from school and my two jobs. One day, I had enough, I couldn’t take it anymore it was too much. I got out of work, and I had a bad day at work, the customers were so rude, and I felt helpless. I went to the kitchen, and I grabbed a knife,
Suicide is a very hard issue to deal with in this world. Just thinking about any individual case raises so many questions. What causes these people to deem their lives useless? Do they really have no one? Are their day-to-day lives that miserable? And of course, is the act of suicide ever justifiable? The last question is probably the toughest to answer, and has been debated for a long time. Is it selfish to take your own life? Some would believe that everyone in this world has a special place in it. Others believe that we’re all disposable. After all, life goes on. There is no law in America that punishes a person for trying to commit suicide. That person may be taken to therapy, or talked to by his/her loved ones, but at the end of the day, it’s his/her choice to continue living or not. Suicide is rarely an easy choice, but it’s even harder to find a way to do it comfortably. Few people have ever held a real gun, let alone used it. It must be terrifying to end life through such forceful means. The fear of self-inflicted pain is only natural and of our basic human behavior. There are of course many ways to commit suicide. The trouble is finding the right one. Probably the most painless tool for doing so is euthanasia.
A death that is caused by self-inflicted injurious behavior, with the intent to die, is known as suicide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015). Whereas, a suicide attempt is a non-fatal, self-inflicted, and potentially injurious behavior, with the intent to die. Suicide ideation is the considering, thinking about, or the planning of suicide (CDC, 2015).
Generally speaking, when any sort of death occurs, the family of the deceased or the property owner is responsible for death cleanup. Most people, however, are not prepared to take on the task, as it can be both emotionally trying and potentially hazardous. Thankfully, biohazard cleaning companies are available and capable of handling the numerous details of such a difficult job.
Suicide is something that has been a plague on society for some time now, and a tragic plague at that. To the normal man or woman, suicide is a horrific act. However, to many men and women thinking irrationally, suicide is simply an easy way out. In this sense, suicide turns from a terrible act from the outside view, into an actual pain reliever to the suicide committer himself. Technically, one could argue that suicide is actually doing some good to the person who ends their life. James Boone, in his article in the Los Angeles Times, outlined the top three reasons that a conference at the Irvine Hilton came up with on why teen suicide occurs. The first was “Youths with low self-esteem,” the second was “Youths who are depressed,” and the third
“Statistics reveal that in the US approximately...nearly one million people attempt suicide each year” ("Suicide Risk Among Abused Children."). Suicide is not an act of randomness. It is a result of prolonged feelings and/ or events, which push that person to extremes they desperately want out of. Suicide rates are amongst the highest in teens, due to their lack of support systems. During these years many are trying to find-out who they are and fit in, thus many get accepted into some people’s views, but there are also a good number that get ignored and feel like they do not belong anywhere. Teen suicide can be a result of a home-life of abuse or mistreatment, psychological disorders, and lack of social support-bullying; however, through the education on the warning signs of suicide, providing more emotional outlets at schools, and creating safer environments the number of annual victims can be decreased.
Some things I have learned about the act was that it's not alright to assist suicide from a help of a doctor because if assist suicide was legal some people would abuse it's power I would say assist suicide should be allowed for some patients because if they can't talk, walk, or do anything on their own then they should be allowed to make that final decision to assist suicide. For example, Robert Latimer killed his daughter using carbon monoxide because his daughter was always in pain from cerebral palsy. This topic is sensitive because it's about people making the decision to kill themselves. Also, this topic could be sensitive because people could get really emotionally because maybe someone in their family have committed suicide, which could
Imagine a day where you felt like you couldn’t go on. Now imagine that day never ended. That is what life feels like for those that decide to no longer be apart of this world. Suicide is the easy way out. It’s easier to sleep than it is to be awake. It’s easier to bury problems than to face them. It’s easy not having to make decisions. But for those that have to live knowing a loved one couldn't is a unbearable reality. Suicide is a leading epidemic that gets placed under the rug because it’s seen as taboo. No one likes talking about death especially those that chose to end their lives in the most unnatural way possible. The main factor that suicide stems from is depression because it makes life seem like it’s never getting better.
Suicide is growing as one of the most common causes of death. Suicide is “a self-inflicted death in which the person acts intentionally, directly, and consciously” (Comer, 2009, p.209). There are many theories to what contributes to suicide and each model has its own view. The psychodynamic theorists believe that suicide stems from depression and self-loathing. They believe that victims will take their anger for others and place it on themselves. When a person is absorbed in that much anger and sadness then they will redirect their death instinct by placing it upon themselves. “Emile Durkheim’s sociocultural theory defines three categories of suicide based on the person’s relationship with society: egoistic, altruistic, and anomic suicides” (Comer, 2009, p.221). Egoistic suicides occur by people who are isolated and are not concerned with the norms of society. Altruistic suicides are committed by people who believe that are sacrificing themselves for a greater causes. This could be a person that lays on a grenade to save everyone, to a suicide bomber that kills others on the belief that they are preserving their honor. Anomic suicides are down by people that are let down by their society or religious group. The biological theory is that the activity of the
Someone, somewhere, commits suicide every 18 minutes. You might never be able to tell who it will be, it could be the person sitting right next . Statistics reveal that approximately three million youths, between 12-18, have either thought about or attempted suicide in the past year. More than 1/3, actually succeeded.
America's on-going drug abuse epidemic continues into this millenium, and there are many social problems linked to drug use, including suicide. The disparity of daily life in suburbs or the inner cities are why many people have fallen into their reliance on drugs, including alcohol. Patros and Shamoo (1989) describe the abuse of drugs and alcohol as a 'slow form of suicide.' But many drug abusers choose to end their life before drugs have time to claim it by way of an overdose.
When we read about suicide, must of us think that is stupid. No problem is a reason to end your own life. Other might think that suicide is the easy way out, and others will just don’t care at all. My point of view in suicide is simple, you are not alone. Working with kids that try to commit suicide is not easy. Hearing them and seeing their scars kind be traumatic. Knowing that the life of someone depends on the answer that you give them can affect you for life. When people come up to me and tell me their reason to end their life, I have two options; tell them that their life is not worth it and that is the best way out, or talk to them and making sure they know that life is worth living. That somebody out there loves them and wouldn’t want them to leave this world. In the novel “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, we travel in time to a society that is promoting suicide with the excuse of saving others people lives. In this novel, we get to know the story of Kathy and how she “willingly” accepted her faith a “donor”.
Depression affects everyone's life at sometime or another. Depression comes in a wide variety of forms, from mild unhappiness to a chemical imbalance in the mind. There are many different symptoms that reveal a person's problem with depression. If left untreated, depression may continue to develop into a serious illness or even death.
Teen suicide is a big problem all around the world, and we try to prevent it by offering help, and medications for whatever these teens are going through. What you may or may not know is that although we do offer help, these teens who are suicidal face negative criticism which sometimes pushes them to do something drastic.