We have to take the actions stop it. The actions may be small, but starting to recognize the severity of suicide is a start. Suicide has continued to rise as one of the leading causes of death worldwide (Suicide). Each year, no matter what the cause is, 44,193 people in the U.S. are taking their own life. As the number of suicide attempts is continuing to skyrocket, suicide has verified itself as an important health problem (Suicide).
For example the suicide rate in the United States has almost tripled since the 1950 's. It has become the 3rd leading cause of unnatural death among people the age of 15 to 24. (http://www.popularsocialscience.com/2013/08/13/why-do-people-commit-suicide/). So why is it that people kill themselves? Durkheim outlined that suicide was not a psychological phenomenon, it was not just an individual act, but, it was caused by varying social factors, and thus had to be studied at a wider social level.(Jones,1986).
The kind of argument that this article utilizes is a causal argument. One clear argument in this article is the fact that allowing physician-assisted suicide will lead to more suicides in the country which is scary because Lopez states that “suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults and the tenth leading cause of death overall for individuals over the age of 10.” She also mentions a quote from Dr. Kheriaty where he states that allowing assisted suicide “sends a message that some lives are not worth living” (Lopez). The use of these facts make this causal argument very hard to disagree with as a reader because the supporting evidence of her claim work as pillars that keep this argument
Wrongful convictions are serious and have been happening more frequently as we have seen throughout the course. Many people believe that once a person has been cleared for a crime that nothing else matters or that there are no implications. Furthermore, many people seem to bypass or forget that being wrongfully convicted has immeasurable consequences on an individual: The most severe being suicide. This paper will focus on case studies from the perspective of Durkheim 's suicide theory. In Durkheim 's book, he highlights four different types of suicide; altruistic, fatalistic, egotistic and anomie suicide and the reasons behind each different suicide type.
Suicide, from the Latin word “suicidium” which means “to kill oneself”. Suicide is one of the growing problems all over the world. Every day about 105 people take their own life in America, and that’s about one person every 137 minute, and 1 million people every year all over the world. Most used ways to commit suicide today is by firearm, suffocation (drowning or hanging) or by poison (painkillers and etc.) Studies show that 90% of people who have committed suicide, have a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
According to International Suicide Statistic, over one million people die by suicide worldwide each year. The global suicide rate is 16 per 100,000 population. On average, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world. Global suicide rates have increased 60% in the past 45 years. It seems that the characters found that the simplest and best way of avoiding life struggles is through suicide.
Candide by Voltaire is one of the most well-known satirical pieces written. The novel takes the Protagonist Candide on a series of adventures that questions the accepted theory of “Philosophical Optimism” during the 18th century. Philosophical Optimism was created by a philosopher named Gottfried Leibniz, and is defined as waiting for the good to come out of a disaster or a bad situation. Many people during the enlightenment era came to accept this theory because it provided reasoning to many disasters that occurred in the 18th century. Unlike many during his time period, Voltaire chose not to accept this theory,instead he used his disapproval to write Candide, which criticizes philosophical optimism.
CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF EMILE DURKHEIM’S THEORY OF SUICIDE Emile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 -15 November, 1917) was a French sociologist and is mostly famous for his monograph the theory of Suicide (1897). He is also a French sociologist, social psychologist and a philosopher and has formally established the academic discipline and is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of sociology. His most important work was apparently a case study of suicide which is a study of suicide rates in Catholic and Protestant populations, founded modern social research and served to distinguish social science from psychology and political philosophy. If we have a look at the suicide statistics it is known that precisely, 11.1 out of every 100,000 people have died by suicide (WHO 2011). Looking over the last two decades suicide rates have gone up by 36% and are ascending.
There are thousands of Americans (and many others) diagnosed with skin cancer every year “The American Cancer Society estimates that at present, more than 135,000 new cases of melanoma in the US are diagnosed in a year. In 2015, an estimated 73,870 of these will be invasive melanomas, with about 42,670 in males and 31,200 in women.” (4).
According to Emory University, the 20th university in the world, they say, “Each year, 34,598 people die by suicide, an average of 94 completed suicides every day [...] One in 10 college students has made a plan for suicide.” This shows that stress can lead to suicide because people act differently because it can cause people to kill themselves. This means that 10% of all college students have made a plan to kill themselves. Therefore, stress is a huge deal as it can cause many health issues and death. Stress can cause headaches, low energy, insomnia, upset stomach, etc. In result, stress can cause you to have many health issues and can even cause
A comparison of rates of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus by ethnicity and race disclosed that in 2010 the AAs diagnosed for diabetes were 13.2% of 29.1 million Americans (ADA, 2014). AA adults have the highest mortality rate from DM in individuals less than seventy years of age than other ethnic groups (Tancredi, et al., 2015). In 2010, diabetes mellitus has caused the deaths of 69,071 people in the United States with total percentage deaths of all males (48.2%) and females (51.4%). In 2013, their mortality rate accounted for 21.2 deaths per 100,000 populations (CDC, 2015). This alarming statistics have proven that AA adults at risk for T2DM are in a greater need for EB interventions that will be championed by the advanced practice nurses
For youth from the ages of 10 to 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death, and eight percent of teens report attempting suicide (“Suicide Prevention”). In Palo Alto, California, the suicide rate for high schoolers is between four and five times the national average, and 12 percent of students contemplated committing suicide in a 2013-2014 survey (Rosin). As a result of this epidemic, the issue of the Silicon Valley Suicides has gained national attention over recent years. However, as the press and media target the systemic issues, administrators, teachers, and, parents seek external help and explanation for internal problems. In covering the suicides of Palo Alto, the press and media have encountered issues including the stigmas in discussing