Analysis of Suicide in Adolescent Teens Suicide is becoming an increasingly larger social issue in today 's society, and is affecting all lives in one way or another. It is not a topic that is discussed as much as other social topics and a lot of the time, it’s awareness is only talked about when someone committed the act. Suicide is the act of an individual taking their own life. Many families of people who have committed this act have plenty of questions regarding suicide, such as “Why does this happen?”, or “How could we have helped them?”. This issue is very high in adolescent nowadays, and the rates are increasing.
Mental illness is an important topic that is rarely spoken or taught in today’s society. About half of people in the world have a mental health disorder, yet most people don’t know what it really means to have a serious health problem. There are numerous theories on why these disorders happen; additionally, some disorders in the world are still a mystery to the science community and also millions of people share these personal experiences through writing. What is Mental Health and its comparison to Mental Illness Numerous people in today’s society have yet to fully understand what mental illness is; therefore, they really need to understand the meaning of the word. According to the article “What is Mental Illness,” mental health is foundation for thinking, communication, learning, self esteem, and it also plays a key role in close relationships.
Mental Illness: Depression Mental illnesses are unseen illnesses, unlike a cut or a broken arm, you can’t touch it. Many believe since they are unseen illnesses that they are not real, but more rather made up. I will be focusing mainly on depression and why it is a current problem in society today. Depression is a problem many individuals have tried to bring attention to. “Depression is an illness that occurs episodically and can be described adequately in medical terms (Kanter et al,2008).” This one reason as to why it is not perceived as a major problem, the fact that it comes and goes people see it as people making excuses to get out of doing things for example work or school.
The definition of neglect according to oxford English dictionary is “failing to care for properly.” The parents may not pay attention because they are more interested in each other and ”tired” of the child they adopted. Some same-sex couples just adopt a child to make a statement that they can adopt. They may focus only on problems they have or worry about same-sex rights that they don’t have and want, so the forget about the child. They may never talk to their child or children. The idea of neglect is not a physical state, but a mental state like Mr. Lopez’s situation.
Depressed teens feel like they 're lonely and no one understands them. Depression can be deadly because the victim can think about suicide and self-harm like cutting (Mental Health America). Unfortunately, when teens feel depressed, they consider ending their life. Each year, hundreds and thousands of teens kill themselves the cause of depression, as a result depression is one of the main causes of death among
A Global Issue “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal,” ~ Albert Camus. Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is a mental illness that causes one to have a tremendous fear of talking to and being judged by others. There are many factors that may cause social anxiety. Social anxiety can be treated by therapy, work, and medication. Fifteen million people all over the planet suffer from social anxiety.
These can cause their symptoms of mental illness to be more prevalent. Their mental health could be seriously affected by stress and can lead to self-harm, substance abuse, and possibly suicide. No student should ever feel so alone and helpless that they do not feel able to succeed in their education. Life is more stressful and moving at a faster pace than before. Suicide rates have tripled in youth since the 1940s, which is
Purpose: Inform Audience: Teenagers Format: Magazine article THE MEDIA 'S TEACHING OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES As you are most likely a teenager struggling to juggle all the aspects of your life: school, a part time job, friendships, relationships, I assume that you have first hand experience or have witnessed one of your peers suffer from poor mental health. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 young people suffer from a common mental health problem. These include depression and anxiety, which around 300 million people suffer from globally. However, this statistic is hugely underrepresented within the media. You are the generation who uses and consumes the media the most and it is part of your everyday life.
Unsurprisingly, people who drink and have a severe episode of depression tend to think about suicide more than any other cases. On the other way, it is believed that alcohol abuse leads to depression. If you drink excessively, you are more likely to make bad decisions and act unreasonably following your impulse. This will definitely result in either ruining a relationship or losing your job, or maybe draining your bank account. After one of these dramatic events, you will be more susceptible to develop sorrowful emotions that will lead you to
Teenage Suicide: an overwhelming social matter Nowadays there is an increasing tendency for people to make drastic decisions that may change the course of their lives. Many people feel that they cannot find a good reason to live or to continue with their existence. What is even worst, people with suicidal tendencies have negative thoughts about themselves or about the life they have that they think the only solution to their problems is to put an end to their pain by taking away their own life. It has been reported that, “there are a considerable number of people who commit suicide every year due to the fact that they have feelings of loneliness, despair and sadness or that they cannot heal the scarves left by a traumatic experience they lived” ( 15 Common Causes of Suicide: Why Do People Kill Themselves?,n.d) . These people cannot see that living their lives implies not only to exist biologically but also to be able to cope with the difficulties they may face every day.