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Suicide claims over 31,000 lives annually even more then homicide. As you say to yourself, "Wow 31,000 lives" think of this "Suicide attempts, estimated to exceed 750,000 annually, adversely impact the lives of millions of family members" (Congress). This is an obvious cry for help and time we reconstruct our society to help us lower this ever-growing number. Time magazine showed a figure that almost made me fall off my chair; it said that there has been a 300% increase in teen suicide since the 1960's. Why has suicide increased to this outrageous figure and what causes it is the question?
What makes someone suicidal is a more complex question and not as easy to answer as everyone seems to think. I have always heard the people say, "Oh they come from a broken home or don't have a good family life." As much as everyone wants to believe this, it is not the only reason, many people young and old contemplate suicide. Through my readings and personal experience, I believe the number one reason for even thinking about suicide is because there is no other way out. Out of what is determined by each individual. Depression is a major cause in teenagers and older adults. "The depression syndrome refers to a cluster of behaviors and emotions that include both anxiety and depression; including feeling lonely, crying, fear of doing bad things, feeling the need to be perfect, feeling unloved, feeling worthless, nervous or guilty, or sad and worrying" (Santrock, 474). Depression syndrome wraps a lot of problems into one concrete definition and can incorporate a lot of problems.
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- "Wow 31,000 lives" think of this "Suicide attempts, estimated to exceed 750,000 annually, adversely impact the lives of millions of family members" (Congress).
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