Speech On Suicide Prevention

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On average, about 44,193 Americans die by suicide every year and worldwide the suicide rate has gone up by 60 percent in the last 50 years. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. The most common reasons or risk factors to why people would resort to suicide are depression, bullying, hopelessness, fear, perfectionism, regrets, and etc. Over the years the suicide rate keeps increasing more and more, and the more it increases, the more people are becoming aware of the problem and are doing several efforts to prevent suicide to hopefully decrease the amount of people who commit suicide, but the question is would promoting suicide prevention decrease the rate of suicide? Promoting and advocating suicide prevention would decrease the rate of suicide because it raises awareness to everyone and offers help to people who are hurting or struggling with their life and are considering removing themselves from existence.
To begin with, suicide is a subject that is often very hard to talk about, but no matter how hard it is to talk about it should always be spoken of. It should be spoken about to everyone or it should reach out to everyone by promoting the prevention of it, because suicide can be prevented sometimes, and it offers awareness to everyone. For example, the suicide prevention lifeline organization has a National Suicide Prevention Month to help raise awareness of suicide prevention during September. What the organization does all month to help raise awareness is gather health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members to promote the awareness of suicide. Ways to prevent suicide are by asking people to constantly check in on a person and asking them how they feel etc., by being there for them because studies show that individuals are more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more helpful after speaking to someone who listens to them without judgement. The suicide lifeline organization also advocates a suicide prevention hotline so people who are in trouble and are attempting to kill themselves can call the hotline and receive the proper help and advice they need to do the right decision and hopefully move on with their life
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