Suicide Essay Robin Williams

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“How could he do this to his wife and kids? Easy. Because what’s been called the worst agony devised for man doesn’t allow you to feel any emotion for kids, spouse, lover, parents.. even your beloved dog. And least of all yourself.” (Corliss 55) Suicide is a subject that is very close to my heart because of the loss of two amazing people, my best friend Emerald Wilkie and one of my childhood inspirations, Robin Williams. Robin dedicated all of his life to bringing joy to all that was around him. No one believed that a man so gifted at creating joy could be so emotionally crippled on the inside. “Robin went and sat off to the side. And in that moment, his face just changed. He looked so exhausted and profoundly, deeply sad. And then one minute …show more content…
(Corliss 48) I feel Emerald is the real reason I felt so inclined to write about this topic. She was an amazing young girl, so full of life and energy. There was nothing like seeing her skip down the halls at school and then proceed to jump on my back and make me carry her to class. On the outside she was one of the happiest people I’ve seen. However, on the inside she felt socially isolated and alone. So many emotions and thoughts rush through your mind in the wake of such tragedy. I remember automatically thinking that I didn’t do enough to ensure that she was happy. I felt like there was more I could do, and if I had, she would still be here. Suicide has been a prevalent cause of death in the US. In recent years teen suicide has increased; therefore, certain measure should be taken to raise awareness in order to prevent further suicide …show more content…
Mental disorders such as depression have shown to put people at a higher risk of suicide. People who have attempted suicide may have a family history of suicide which can contribute to the chances of suicide (World Book). It has been proven that the number one cause of suicide is untreated depression. With the lack of a diagnosis, the patient 's overall mental state deteriorates over time. (Peacock 4) Also, "experts believe depression occurs when there is a chemical imbalance of the brain." These chemical imbalances lead to the person making decisions that they would not normally have made. (Peacock 22) It has been determined that suicide victims have a higher than normal level of cortisol which is the hormone that is produced when you are feeling stressed (Gale Encyclopedia 3589). This shows that suicide may be greatly influenced by someone 's daily stress

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