Suicide: The Value of Life Essay
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There is someone out there in the world every day who question just how important their life is; they wonder would anyone miss them, care if they are gone, to see if someone cared enough to realize how much help they needed before it was too late, is it too late? Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of deaths per year in America, and it is slowly climbing up to the top of that list every day. Almost 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year, and on average one person commits suicide every 16.
2 minutes. There are more males that commit suicide than females, statistics state that for everyone one female that commits suicide, four males already have. We lose so many people every day and it’s hard not to blame yourself for what happened because you want answers, you just want to know what led them to there, to that point.It truly makes you wonder what a person’s breaking point is when is enough really enough, and is it preventable. In some cases it is preventable, you can help someone stop themselves from ending their life.
By being that support factor in their life and just being there for them constantly and through anything. So that they can know that yes someone does care about me, someone will miss me, someone is finally listening. In other situations that is not the case, some people are just too far gone and by the time someone gets to them it’s too late. Nowadays the age of people that commit suicide has lowered, young adults even children are taking their own lives because what they are struggling with every day. For young adults between the ages of 15-24 suicide is the third leading cause of death, and for children between the ages of 5-14, it is the fifth leading cause of death. For adolescents between the ages of 10-14 the suicide rate double over that past decades. It is sad reading that statistic because kids go through so much every day and they are scared to come forward and seek help.
You see kids’ every day getting bullied, abused whether it’s verbal or physical, you see them trying to live up to this “social norm” to be something they are not. The risk factors for people that commit suicide are mental illness, bullying, alcohol/substance abuse, sexual/physical/verbal abuse, relationship problems, financial problems, depression. People are out there struggling every day, for different reasons and all they want is a help, they want someone to listen, someone who knows exactly what they are going through so that they know they aren’t alone. You hear about so many people killing themselves over the news and it’s sad, it really is because you not only think of them but of their families. The news posts photos of these people smiling or laughing, and you think where that person is and what changed from the day that photo was taken to their final moments before they were no longer here.