Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year. The World Health Organization stated that by 2010, depression will be the #1 disability in the World. Its 2011, so the question is suicide the #1 disability in the World?
Based on societal trends, elderly people commit suicide 50 percent higher than young people, whites nearly three times more than blacks, men nearly four times more than women. It appears that other causes of death are being effectively handled today, but suicide is continually to increase.
Romance break-up, unexpected pregnancy, problems with school or problem with the law, a major loss, serious injury, and a stressful family life are risk factors of suicide. Sometimes you can tell when a person is depressed, but you can most defiantly tell in mood swings, increases in the use of drugs and
alcohol, and giving away possessions.
1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 commit suicide each year and suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-old Americans. So, basically every 15 minutes someone dies of suicide. It’s really sad and
depressing that help is not easily accessible.
Suicide is a very important issue and if you ever lost a loved one or friend to suicide you understand the importance and desire to handle this issue. Presumptions are normally right, so if you ever assume that someone is potentially suicidal, refer them to help immediately.