Depression: Depression, Anxiety, And Me

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Depression, Anxiety, and Me My freshman year of highschool was the first of many attempts on my own life. I was alone, in my bedroom. Staring at the blank wall in front of me, trying to find a will to keep moving forward. I’d thought about it numerous times, so why not do it? I didn’t have a reason anymore. I remember hearing my phone go off, trying to ignore it, but answering reluctantly. And the day after, I found out the voice in my head telling me there wasn’t a point in living anymore, had a name. Depression and his friend anxiety, and having these two illnesses together, are a recipe for disaster. Mental health, in my opinion is a very controversial topic because many people think that it’s better to pretend it 's not there than to get …show more content…
Dr. Katherine Comtois says, “Epidemiological research shows that parasuicide is a prevalent problem afflicting forty-five percent of individuals in the United States. Parasuicide is a significant predictor of completed suicide, which is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for fifty percent more deaths than homicide.” This data shows us the correlation between suicides and homicides in the United States. The graph shows us the rate of suicide versus the rate of homicide (per 100,000) of the population. The United States is in the top one-hundred countries in order of suicides. The United States is number fifty on the list of countries by suicide rate overall with both genders combined, forty-sixth on the list for just male suicide, and sixty-first on the list for female only suicide ( study per 100,000 people). Compared to compared to Canada who is ranked number seventy even though their country is right above ours. We can see from the graph that suicide rates have been higher that homicide rates in the United States since 1981. This provides us with the information to prove that there is not enough awareness when it comes to suicide. Homicide is more widely known as an issue in the U.S. over suicide even though the data shows us that suicide occurs more …show more content…
All 50 participants had answered the same 10 questions in the survey attached in almost the same ways, with an even amount of answers. When presented with the question “How often do you feel stressed out over school?” and the choices given were on a scale from never to everyday, the answers range from once a week, to almost everyday. The results concluded with the average number of students being stressed out almost everyday. This proves that students are under a lot of stress even though they may not seem like it at the time. When professors give due dates for major papers, they do not think about the time of year surrounding the projects, they do not seem to realize that there are other classes that also involve a lot of work, and there may not be enough time to finish everything perfectly. Participants were asked how familiar they were with the CAPS program offered at Eastern Michigan, I was surprised with my findings. A total 22 out of the 50 people interviewed (approximately forty-four percent of the participants) had never even heard of the CAPS program, and out of those twenty-two people, fifteen of them emailed after the completion of the survey to ask about the CAPS program, and the contact information to sign up for 12 free sessions at Snow Health Center.. What I found in my research helped me to proved my thesis statement “Mental illnesses are bigger issues than they seem in students

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