Suicide Is The Second Leading Cause Of Death Essay

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For some of us, suicide is a distant thought. The thought is so distant, in fact, that it is rarely or never thought about, but for others suicide is an asphyxiating reality. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young adults. Approximately 30,000 teenagers die from suicide, and approximately 750,000 teenagers attempt suicide each year. Many people may ask what could possibly cause someone to willingly take away his or her beautiful gift of life, and many believe that nothing could be so terrible that it would cause someone to take his or her own life. However, there is a slow and agonizing process to get to the point of contemplating suicide, and there are many factors involved, such as our society, a specific community, the person’s family and home life, and physiological and chemical factors. Everything plays a role to the slippery slope of suicide.

Today’s society has the potential to be an enormous cause of rising suicide attempts and successes. Images of gorgeous women and burley men are pictured all throughout social media and television networks. Skinny or muscular models play in food commercials, diet commercials, clothing commercials, and almost every show on TV today. According to The Journal of Ethics, only a quarter of actors and celebrities are “overweight.” So even kids who should be too young to worry about their weight are concerned about “keeping their figure.” Meeting society’s standards may seem important to some people, but those standards…

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