Suicide In Our Society

Once every minute someone tries to commit suicide. Sixty or seventy
times a day these attempts succeed.( Earl A. Grollman, Suicide: Prevention,
Intervention, Postvention, Boston: Beacon Press, 1988, p.4) Unlike what many
want to believe, suicide can happen to anyone regardless of race, age or sex.
News reports, books and the internet all point in the same direction. We are
undergoing a breakdown in our social roles, and suicide is the result.

The first ever recorded talk of suicide was in 2000 B.C., when a man
says that his life is filled with pain and suffering and he is contemplating
taking his own life. Although attitudes toward suicide have changed over the
years, it has not ...

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assume their roles and discuss it on a regular basis and not
have suicide be a word that is whispered but never spoken.

The myth that those who talk about suicide will never actually go
through with it is completely false. Most people who do kill themselves give
some sort of clue before doing so. It may be something very subtle such as “I
wonder where my father keeps his gun” or they might just come right out and say “
I would rather die then go on living this way.” What ever it is everyone should
know how to recognize when someone is feeling suicidal and get help to them
right away. Suicide can be prevented if noticed at an early enough stage.

Suicidal feelings can be brought upon someone by many different
situations. Someone with a terminal illness may not see a reason to continue a
short life of pain, when they think they'll die soon anyway. Economical stress
hurts more then just your wallet, someone may feel that they are a failure and
that may bring suicidal ...

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