Essay on Suicide as Escape from Reality

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Suicide has been an ongoing problem among all types of people globally for decades. Throughout the years, the trends of suicide have continued to increase. Although this trend of suicide has many causes and can be difficult to know what the exact source is, the number one cause of suicides is untreated depression which may result from a mental health problem, personal life issues, or even genetic and family history.
According to Befrienders, suicide rates have increased 60% over the past 45 years. Suicide rates can be divided among many different categories such as race, religion, gender, and age. Although 55% of suicides occur between the ages of 15 and 44 years and 45% of suicides are over 45 years, the greatest increasing rate is
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Many mental illnesses can be linked to the result of suicide such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, anorexia, and anxiety disorder to name a few. Almost all of those who attempt or die from suicide are believed to have at least one mental condition. When it comes to depression, this is a combination of symptoms that cause problems and restrict individuals with their life. Research shows that severe depression is twenty times more likely to cause someone to attempt suicide. Bipolar disorder affects a person’s mood, going from extremely happy to extremely low. It has been found that one of every three people with bipolar disorder with attempt suicide at least once. Schizophrenia causes people to see things that are not real and believe things that are not true as well changes in their behavior. Those with schizophrenia have the most risk of suicide during the first appearance of symptoms but the risk lessens once they are able to manage their issues. Anorexia, an eating disorder limiting what a person eats, is projected that one in five people will attempt suicide. Lastly, anxiety is a general disorder that simply gives a person repetitive stress and uneasiness (Suicide Statistics). Some individuals are not able to cope with their illness and seek a way out. Unfortunately for some, suicide seems to be their only escape mechanism. Mental illnesses, especially when left untreated,…