Death Of Death Among Americans

1801 Words Jun 16th, 2015 8 Pages
“Suicide occurs when a person ends their life. It is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. But suicide deaths are only part of the problem. More people survive suicide attempts than actually die. They are often seriously injured and need medical care” (Suicide, 2010). It is important to know the risk factors involved as well as ways to prevent suicide form occurring. As case managers, or any health care professional, it is equally important for us to know what the signs may be in order to properly address them and it is also very beneficial to know HOW to address such a sensitive issue. We have to know that not every suicidal case will be prevented but knowing it will definitely lessen the cases of those that do decide to commit such act. Mental disorders seem to be on top of the list when it comes to some of the causes of this issue. Another major factor that comes into play when it comes to suicides are drug use. The opportunity to be able to help someone who is in need of any support when it comes to suicide is always available; the problem is being able to sometimes identify the ones who are in need of the help. We have to be sensitive to those needs and learn ways to help those people cope. Sometimes, people just don’t know how to deal with certain things properly and dying to them seems to be the only solution or the only way out of an uncomfortable feeling or situation without really addressing the issue sometimes. Suicide leaves a wide path of destruction…
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