Essay on The Problem Of Suicide And Suicide

1678 Words Nov 30th, 2014 7 Pages
The Problem of Suicide in Teens Ages 12-18 In the United States Suicide is considered a major public health problem. While this is an occurring problem globally, this paper focuses on the problems effects, causes, and data recorded about suicide in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides current information and data that is necessary to conduct research and spread the knowledge about risk factors of suicide. Mental health diseases are crucial to understanding suicidal ideation. Many studies have been conducted over the years to understand the relationship between mental health diseases and suicide. One of the major issues with the mental health diseases that lead to suicide is that they are treatable, however many are not seeking the help that is necessary. Also, a main reasons why suicide rates are still increasing, is because of the lack of knowledge about suicide and not being able to notice warning signs.
Mental Health Diseases The article, “Mental Illnesses”(n.d.) states, “A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person 's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.” (p.1) According to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP), psychological autopsies have been conducted to understand the link between mental illnesses and suicide. Studies have shown that 90% of teens that have passed away due to suicide have been diagnosed with a mental illness. (AFSP, 2012). The…

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