Causes Of Suicide In America

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Suicide makes up 1.4% of all deaths worldwide. Although 1.4% is a small percentage, this 1.4% consists of about 800,000 people per year. The suicide rates decreased 1990-2000 from 12.5 suicides per 100,000 to 10.4 per 100,000. Over the past decade, the rate has increased to 12.1 per 100,000. Every day, approximately 105 Americans die by suicide. This means each year, about 38,000 deaths occur in America by suicide. Suicide is not a matter to be joked with. In America, most would view murder as a much larger issue than suicide, but in the top 20 causes of death in America, suicide is ranked 10th, and homicide is ranked 16th. Suicide ruins families, friendships, and relationships. Many people whom are feeling suicidal never get any sort of therapy

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