INTRODUCTION In every 40 seconds a person commits suicide. 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. It is predicted by the year 2020 the rate of death will rise to 1 in every 20 seconds (Befrienders 2009). Moreover, it has been estimated that there are 8 to 25 attempted suicides for every 1 successful suicide (MedicineNet 2011).
Finally Fatalistic suicide is when a person may find themselves in a situation where they choose to die rather than endure such a situation. Durkheim’s theoretical typology of the different classifications of suicide really helped me understand suicide in such contemporary societies and how it affected the people living in that society in such different ways and how the social factors influenced the suicide
Physical weakness involves suffering from certain diseases and pain without cure due to lack of health services. For an example, poor people suffer from HIV and AIDS because they lack understanding. Poverty is regarded as the cause of physical weakness because people lack health food to improve strength. The chances of being unemployed for physical weak people are high because they do not have energy needed to accomplish certain task which cause people to stay in poverty
What is suicide? It’s an act to end your own life. According to the American foundation for suicide, over 44,000 people try to commit suicide each year in the United states. Did you know that in 2015, suicide was the second leading causes of death in people 15 to 34 years of age. People can commit suicide by cutting their wrists, gun shot, jumping from heights or hang themselves.
(Nicki Lisa Cole, 2017).He established that there are no societies in which suicides do not occur and concluded that social factors, not just psychological factors, were often to blame when it came to higher rates of suicide in the countries he had studied. Although choosing to commit suicide is an act carried out by one person, Durkheim argued that suicide is not an individual act. He believed it was a social fact tied to social structures and strongly linked to the social life, group and surroundings that an individual finds himself/herself in. (Simpson). Through this work he was able to demonstrate that there is indeed a link between the structure of society and rates of suicide.
Youth Suicide Jamie Banks Texas Southern University Youth Suicide Introduction One of the major public health concerns is suicide. It is one of the top causes of death in the United States. Recent research reveals that youth suicide in some populations is increasing exponentially. Suicide is death brought by injurious behaviour which is self-inflicted with an intention to die as a result of the behavior. A suicide attempt is a non-dangerous, self-inflicted, potentially dangerous behavior with an intention to die because of the behavior.
It is the complete opposite of anomic suicide and made Durkheim conclude that this type of suicide held less importance in the modern era. When the futures of individuals are mercilessly blocked and the individuals are excessively regulated and their passions are violently choked by dominating and oppressing discipline, the kind of suicide is termed as fatalistic suicide. Such kinds of suicides are basically found in societies where it is preferred by people to die than to carry on living such pitiless lives within their societies. A historically interesting example could be that of high suicide rates among slaves. Another example could be that of in prison, where prisoners prefer to die than to live in a prison where they are exposed to violence and constant abuse and excessive regulation that keeps them from pursuing their desires.
They go about life being secluded, but they show it in different ways. George and Lennie show loneliness, although it seems they do not since they accompany each other. There are many reasons that people become lonesome, including experiencing a lack of attention, having no one to talk to, or being the only one of their kind. These reasons and the situations of each character can be evaluated to figure out exactly why loneliness is a dominant part of his or her life. More in the past than now, there were reasons as to why people became lonely.
Single people usually commit suicide because they often face social stigma of not being married and not having children. In other words, they are seen as “non-persons”, who lack social status and value (Wu 2009). This leads to high level of societal and peer pressure, high levels of mental stress and shame, and, consequently, suicide attempts. In regards to the married people, as mentioned previously, marriage in the rural China and more traditional areas, most often negatively affects women. They tend to have a lower status in the family, where patriarchal beliefs, mainly arising from the Confucian traditions, are intact.
It is estimated that 5,000 to 6,000 teenagers kill themselves each year and at least ten times that -50,000to 60,000 attempt suicide. Because many suicide attempts go unreported or are reported as accidents, the estimated number may be as high as 500,000 per year. While females attempt suicide more often than males, at a rate of 4:1, males "succeed" more often, at the same rate –(SUICIDE AMONG SCHOOL AGE YOUTH, l984.) Our achievement-oriented, highly competitive society puts pressure on teens to succeed, often forcing them to set unrealistically high personal expectations. In an affluent society which emphasizes immediate rewards, adolescents are not taught to be tolerant of frustration.