Persuasive Essay On Suicide

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Being a close friend of someone who has attempted suicide is not just a sad story but a scary event to live through. I would like to think that if he/ she knew the correct steps to take to get help all of this could have been prevented. Over the past five years, there has been little attention given to a big problem. Suicide rates have seen an exponential increase. According to Jill Harkay ¨ When we invested in HIV/AIDs and breast cancer we dramatically reduced the rates of death..... if we invest in suicide prevention - really invest - then we have a good shot at bringing it down¨(4). As times are changing the act of committing suicide has rocketed among teenagers between the ages of 10-24. With little prevention and awareness acts put into place there is nothing stopping or helping students receive the correct treatment. Because suicide rates in teens is increasing among today’s youth, schools should help raise awareness about suicides to potentially save lives, inform people about what steps to take to receive help, and realize the attemptees are not alone.

Since 2010 the amount of teen suicides has skyrocketed. Annually
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Even though the amount of suicides that are committed daily is an extraordinary number if schools, social media, extracurricular activities, and many more organizations would just take one more step and help raise awareness about suicide the big number would drop dramatically. If every school in the US had an assembly on suicide prevention twice a year, the amount of lives that could be saved would be phenomenal. If a single action or word can make or break someone’s day, imagine what a single action or word would do for someone who was in desperate need in a reason to live. If you or a loved one is thinking about attempting suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255. This toll free number will connect you directly with a consultant and they will talk to you through any suicide related

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