Impact of the Economy on Suicide

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Do economic classes affect the percentage of suicide rates? All types of people, rich and poor commit suicide, but suicide and suicide prevention are growing. The lives of about 4600 young people are lost because of suicide every year (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014). So what is the country offering to help? There are many programs and treatments to help those who have resorted to or contemplated suicide. Specialized programs have been created, but not all are accessible. Money issues make it hard for some to access treatment. Economic classes are important factors in success rates of suicidal teens who receive treatment and those who do not. For young people between the ages of 10­24, suicide is the third leading…show more content…
Without money, life is a struggle. Studies have shown that suicide rates are higher when the country is struggling financially (Willis, 1980). Suicide and the economy are related to each other. Young adults who are unemployed have higher chances of contemplating suicide. Because adolescents are young, they don't know what to do. As seen in the stated quote above, money makes a huge impact on life. It is a good and evil thing. Teenagers may feel embarrassed if they are poor or in poverty. They will do everything to cover up the fact that they are poor. Self harm and suicide are things young adults do to make themselves feel like they're in control of something in their life. Unfortunately, even if adolescents are suicidal, they are afraid to seek treatment and help because they do not have money.
Many things lead to suicide such as mental disorders and abuse. There is a connection between mental disorders and suicide. 90% of suicides have some mental disorders (The National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI], 2013). There are many places to receive treatment. Mental institutions, hospitals, and therapy, however, are not all free. This account of

Meghann Eckerdt, now 25, will display the financial costs of mental institutions and therapy. "The price her family paid for her progress: $22,380. That was on top of $15,040. Ken and Jenny Eckerdt paid out of pocket for 51 days of inpatient treatment in 2006. Her parents have health insurance,
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