Mental Health Care And Suicide Awareness

1264 WordsMay 13, 20176 Pages
This paper is meant to explore the occurrence of suicide in the context of its causes and the effects it has on adolescents. Generally, the literature reviewed revealed a strong connection between economics and mental illness as the two relate to causes of suicidal ideation. More simply, there is evidence that as a person’s economic standing reduces, he or she is more prone to mental illness which can expose them to suicidal risk and behavior. Additionally, suicides especially those which occur in areas with economic issues but in nations with an overall high degree of industrialization and urbanization, are likely to trigger an increased occurrence of suicide. The question to be examined is: There is a negative relationship between…show more content…
In all, 42,773 people died from suicide in 2014, compared with 29,199 in 1999.” Suicide does not take place in a sociocultural vacuum, with several distinct types of factors coming into play which can influence a person’s decision to take their own life. For example, economic stress has a significant impact on a person’s mental health, as financial obligations such as childcare, housing, and other expenses tend to pile up during difficult financial situations. Both men and women experience higher rates of stress and mental illness during times of economic hardship, though that may or may not trigger someone to commit suicide on their own. Historically, suicide and the patterns of its consequences have not been studied extensively. Before 1897, there has been little scholarship done on suicide. This changed when French Sociologist Emile Durkheim published his paper on the topic. His work was the first to emphasize the importance of social and psychological factors in a person’s possible decision to end his or her own life. Before this time, suicide was very much a taboo subject, surrounded by myth and folk tales and nearly devoid of scholarly or reliable information. Deadly self-harm is equal to the harm of others among the worst possible outcomes of mental illness. So, to truly understand the nature of suicide one must understand the factors which contribute to its
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