The Death Of The United States Suicide

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Research Proposal Paper
Pamela Pullins
Dr. Lee
Research I
Jackson State University
November 28, 2016


In the United States Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. Each year 42,773 Americans die by suicide. Suicide costs the U.S. $44 Billion dollars annually. The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 12.93 per 100,000 individuals. Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women. On average, there are 117 suicides per day. White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014. Firearms account for almost 50% of all suicides. The rate of suicide is highest in middle age — white men in particular. In the state of Mississippi suicide is the 12th leading cause of death. Nearly three times as many people in Mississippi die from suicide than HIV/AIDS. When a parent dies, it’s always painful for a child. And a parent’s death by suicide—especially, research shows, a mother’s suicide—has an even more painful and potentially disturbing effect. Those who lost a parent to suicide as children were three time more likely to commit suicide than that of children with living parents. Bereavement is one of a range of difficult life events that children and young people may face. Among a nationally representative sample of children aged 5 to 16, 3.8% had experienced the death of a parent or sibling (Fauth et al., 2009). Children developing a range of major psychiatric disorders are more at risk than those of children who have not suffered a loss of a parent,…
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