Death Caused By Self Directed Injurious Behavior Essay

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Every 30 seconds someone attempts suicide, 1 in 2 people who attempt, commit. Suicide by the definition of the CDC “Death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with an intent to die as a result of the behavior.” (Suicide: Data Sources. (2016, August 15)). Many believe that those who commit suicide are fully depressed when it can actually be mistaken as sadness. Why someone commits suicide can change how they commit suicide and how it kills them. Everyone in the world has heard of suicide, but of all the people in the world only a few know what suicide is, know how it affects the mind and body and know how to prevent it.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US, and third in the world. Approximately 105 people commit suicide in the united states everyday that is one every thirteen minutes. For every one commit twentyfive people attempt that is two every minute. Men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women, but women are three times as likely to attempt suicide than men. In the us alone seventy nine of those who commit suicide are men. Out of all the fifty states montana is ranked number one for most suicides (Suicide Statistics (2016)). Many believe they know about suicide because someone they know commited suicide or they attempted, what they don’t know is that there are different types of suicide. There are four categories for those who commit or attempt suicide Death seeker, Death initiator, Death ignorer and Death

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