Suicide Speech Outline Essay

864 Words Apr 9th, 2013 4 Pages
Speech Outline
Specific Purpose: To aware people about suicide and help them to find out if someone could be living this awful situation. By being aware all of us could save lives in danger.
Attention Getter: Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. surpassed by accidents and homicide. (According to Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention)
Statement of Significance: Suicide or “self-killing” or “an act of taking one’s own life” according to Robert M. Martin. Now committing suicide is very common in nowadays anyone could be in danger of doing it, your mom, dad, brother, sister, uncle, and aunt could be going through this hard stage. I will tell you the main causes of suicide, the signs of
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2. Having some personal issues is also a main cause of suicide such as being sexually abuse, homosexual preferences, and self- identity and a trauma (according to Edwin Shneidman) which includes poor health, example asthma, obesity, and multiple illness .

Transition: Now you know the main causes why do people commit suicide, now let’s see the sings of a suicidal person and methods of suicide.
II. Sings of a suicidal person and methods
A. Signs
1. The suicidal signs are easy to identify, and if you identify them early enough you could save a person’s live that could be in danger.
2. According to the website here are the signs of a suicidal person
* talking about suicide or death in general
* talking about “going away”
* referring to things they “won’t be needing” or giving away possessions
* talking about feeling hopeless or feeling guilty
* pulling away from friends or family and losing the desire to go out
* having no desire to take part in favorite things or activities
* having trouble concentrating or thinking clearly
* experiencing changes in eating or sleeping habits
* engaging in self-destructive behavior (for ex. drinking, drugs, or cutting)
B. Methods
1. Top 10 suicidal methods according to

10. Drowning 5. Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
9. Electric shock 4. Poison
8. Bleeding to
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