Suicide : A Victim Of Self Harm Essay

1414 Words Feb 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Suicide is an issue that’s growing in society. 1000s of america’s youth kill themselves every year (Otsuki 10). Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in the world for 15-24 year olds (Otsuki 10-11). An estimated 100-200 suicide attempts are made for every 1 completed suicide (Otsuki 11). A woman who is a victim of self-harm recalls her experience. “ Despite people around me having some inclination about what was happening to me, no one intervened. And my difficulties continued. Shrouded in a secrecy that allowed them to get worse” (“Self-harm…”). She recalls that people no longer wanted to invest time with her as they thought she was suicidal. (“Self-harm…”). The women also recalls that it was hard asking for help as she didn 't believe she deserved any at all (“Self-harm…”). The Women recalls that she feared the doctor as she was ashamed and didn 't want to be judged (“Self-harm…”).
Tons of suicide attempts go about every day and no one won 't know until it 's too late. In 2013 seventeen percent of students in grades nine through twelve seriously considered attempting suicide (“Suicide Facts…”). 2.7 percent made a suicide attempt that resulted in injury (poisoning or overdose) (“Suicide Facts…”). Adults eighteen to twenty-five reported having the highest percent of suicidal thoughts (“Suicide Facts…”). 2.7 million people made a plan for suicide in the past year (“Suicide Facts…”). Suicide is a major problem among young people in the united states (“Suicide…”). Of…

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