Suicide: When Will It Stop?

General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience why suicide is a major health problem.

I. Elizabeth Shin attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Elizabeth set herself on fire in her dorm room on April 14, 2000. Nearly 1,100 suicides will occur on college campuses this year. So what drives so many individuals to take their own lives? So many that almost one million people worldwide die from suicide each year.
II. Today I will be talking about how suicide is important because it can influence any individual weather your young, old, rich or poor.
III. Suicide is a health problem that affects everyone from 6 years old to the most ...

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An average of one person worldwide dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes. In America, someone attempts suicide once every minute, and someone completes a suicide once every 17 minutes; worldwide there’s one death every 40 seconds. There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides to one completion. Throughout the world, approximately 2,000 people kill themselves each day. There are an estimated 864,950 attempts per year in the U.S. And nearly 1,100 suicides will occur on college campuses this year.
C. Since 1950 suicide in young adults has nearly tripled. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-old Americans, and the second for college students. Four times as many men die by suicide than women, and 73% of all suicide deaths are white males. And although there is a common perception that suicide rates are highest among the young, the elderly, in fact, have the highest suicide rates.

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Added: 5/2/2011 12:07:46 AM
Submitted By: martinez_angii
Category: Diseases & Disorders
Type: Free Paper
Words: 772
Pages: 3

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