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Suicide In All The Bright Places By Jennifer Niven

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Suicide has become the second leading cause of death among teens in the United States. American youth have more risk to mental disorders due to race, sexuality, family, and stress of fitting in with their surroundings. Many mental illnesses will lead to suicidal thoughts or eventually to an attempt at suicide. Anxiety and the pressure to fit in contributes greatly to depression and suicide, particularly in high school. During youth, it's especially hard to find who you are, and still have the risk of getting made fun of or being bullied. Mental disorders along with substance abuse can also increase suicidal tendencies commodiously.All of these factors lead to the most common mental disorder, depression. Depression in young adults is the most…show more content…
Violet is the popular high schooler, while Finch is the freak. Both had no idea what was going on in each other's lives, but similarly connected in one way, both were on the roof at the same time to commit suicide. Violet was experiencing major depression from her sister's death from a car accident and does not like or feel like herself. Finch thinks about killing himself constantly due to, what we later find out, is bi-polar disorder. He struggles with many things like fitting in and the abusive struggles within his family. Both of them felt uncomfortable and unhappy with themselves, and their surroundings; like high school, didn't help their case. While Theodore was up on the roof, he slowly watched Violet and he talked her out of it before she jumped. It would look bad on her part to commit suicide, so a rumor was spreading that she saved Finch. We later find out that Finch and her share History class together and got assigned to do the “Explore Indiana” project together. Trying to make the situation less worse, Violet agrees because Finch wouldn't talk about the roof incident with anyone, and Finch was just lucky enough to work with a girl so beautiful as Violet…show more content…
Some say that “doctors are overdosing normal sadness to major depression” and that antidepressants actually make the situation worse or bring on depression that wasn’t there. For some people taking antidepressants may have effective results for a short time, but they actually increase the odds of chronical illness. Society is becoming more isolated and independent , where people live daily in irritation and aggressive lifestyles, which causes people to rebel. That everyday we all go through periods of hopelessness, which is true, but depression is where it's constant and tears you apart.” The most common explanations for the mental illness epidemic include recent overdiagnosis of psychiatric disorders, diagnostic expansionism, and psychiatry's pathologizing normal behavior”( ), or that it's easier to qualify or check the box for depression for a lot more people. Mental Illnesses put a lot of stress and disorder in the hostess life and isn’t just an over diagnostic or an act of rebellion.
Part 5: Conclude: Why we should add this book to the curriculum and have a discussion on mental
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