How Suicide Affects Society

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Has suicide affected the way you think about life? Suicide is a major issue in our society, it’s the act of taking one’s life intentionally through methods that are exposing and horrid. Sometimes the reasons why people choose harming themselves are explanatory, and in some cases suicide is greatly impacted by depression and major hopelessness. It’s found more commonly every year, expanding the death rates and success rates of teenager’s who do commit suicide. Which increases our national demographics on suicide, leading more and more into deeper thinking of why suicide is so important to discuss and have self awareness about; since it is becoming so frequently found amongst teenager’s and adults in today’s society. Suicide affects thousands …show more content…
The numbers and percentages on suicide includes deaths per year compared to population, teen suicides, suicide rates by state, ethnic group ratings and gender rates. They’re surprisingly shocking due to highly percentages of successful suicides attempted yearly. “From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans ages 35 to 64 rose by nearly 30 percent, to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 people, up from 13.7.” (Parker-Pope) Measuring from a 10 year scale, percentages of deaths has increased exponentially as a nationally formed analysis of these numbers. There’s a lot that affects such a high set of numbers which is strongly formed around our country’s economy standpoint. Including, that most men are frequently found to be in more debt than women, creating a higher ratio of men suicides to women suicides because of the stress that’s being implied on the male figure. “The increase does coincide with a decrease in financial standing for a lot of families over the same time period,” Dr. Arias said.” (Parker-Pope) "The economic cost of suicide death in the U.S. is estimated to be $34 billion annually. With the burden of suicide falling most heavily on adults of working age, the cost to the economy results almost entirely from lost wages and work productivity.” (“Facts and Figures”). Our society is bias and puts stress on the average citizen to cope through economic hard times making their work and home life two different set ups that get overwhelming and complicated that leads to the act of suicide. “There may be something about that group, and how they think about life issues and their life choices that may make a difference.” (Parker-Pope) These numbers highly affect the way teenagers respond to their futures in our society today. It’s influencing their reacts and mentality to survive as an adult in our society. It creates more stress,

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