Suicide : A Serious Condition Essay

1099 Words Jun 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain. You are not a bad person, or crazy, or weak, or flawed, because you feel suicidal. It doesn 't even mean that you really want to die; it only means that you have more pain than you can cope with at the moment. Suicide is a very serious condition that affects people of all ages and races, and could be caused from many different circumstances. Knowing the symptoms of suicide and how to help people that display these symptoms could save lives all around you. Make yourself aware of what suicide is all about because it is more than just an ordinary sickness it is a mental illness that kills those around you. (Suicide)
People of all ages, genders, and ethnicities can be at risk for suicide. People at risk of suicide generally have one main characteristic in common. That characteristic is more than likely a mental disorder called depression. People ages 15-34 is most likely to either attempt or commit suicide. Research says men are more likely to die by suicide than women, while women are more likely to attempt suicide. Suicide does not discriminate; anyone could be at risk. (NIMH)
Suicidal thoughts, tendencies, and acts are more common than you may realize. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States for all ages. Every day approximately 105 Americans die by suicide. This means that there is one death by suicide in the United States every 12.3 minutes. For every 25…

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