But the problem does not stop there. Of the estimated 20.8 million people aged 12 or older influenced by drugs. “Most had some form of a substance abuse disorder in the past year, including 7.7 million people with an illicit drug use disorder and 15.7 million with an alcohol use disorder.”(How Many People) But how can we defeat such a massive problem? The drug epidemic is something that affects us all, everyone knows someone who is at the mercy of drugs. People who are addicted to drugs are incapable of change because it is a mental illness.
The most frightening is -commit Suicide. In the United States, 9.4% of the students have considered suicide or attempted suicide, The suicide rate among teenagers in the United States is three times in the 1950s. (Gregg Henriques Ph.D.2014)When college students are unable to control the pressure, suicide will be their only choice. Stress caused by suicide is the second leading cause of death between 15 and 24 years of age. And the first reason is the stress caused by the depression.
Society as a whole has become less and less violent. Since 1991, reported crimes committed has dropped by almost double (Statista.com). Many people blame the AR-15 for most of the mass murders in America, and ask for the “assault” weapon to be banned. However, many details of the gun are skewed. In an article written by Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, she stated that of all the gun deaths in America, 60% were suicides; and even more contrary to belief, nearly double of the mass killings (4 or more deaths) were with handguns instead of rifles (statista.com).
Thirty-five percent of Americans recieve help from welfare every day, and if we drug test them that number would suddenly drop. Some individuals claim that drug testing would help individuals by putting them into treatment; however, there are several reasons why drug testing would not help recipients. While drug testing could recognize the individuals who need help, problems would be caused such as impacts on the person, the cost, and other impacts such as on children and poverty levels. I A. First, drug testing will cause problems with the money people are receiving.
The literature defines Amputation as partial or total surgical or traumatic separation of a part of the whole body. Finger amputation is a common injury with important consequences and can cause psychological changes, inability to perform daily activities, to work and permanent functional. Moreover, it also brings large direct and indirect financial loss to the patient and to the society. Workplace is where most of these injuries occur especially for the male population at productive ages. The NTDB (National Trauma Databank) shows in their study that in a period from 2000 to 2004 6,155 patients underwent finger amputation in the US, accounting for 69.1% of amputations.5 There is no national data in china on the incidence of traumatic amputations
According to disable world “Generally seeing a person in a wheelchair, wearing a hearing aid, or carrying a white cane tells us a person may be disabled. But what about invisible disabilities that make daily living a bit more difficult for many people worldwide.” This quote proves that they can still do things by themselves so they don't need lots of help. Nearly 10% of america's population have a disability that’s considered a invisible disability. As stated by disabled world “Invisible Disabilities are certain kinds of disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others. It is estimated that 10% of people in the U.S. have a medical condition which could be considered a type of invisible disability.”I think this quote shows how people might have a disability that they don't know about but that still could be there.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, San Francisco and parts of the Bay Area faced one of the most mass unknown murders that is still unsolved until this day. The murder, who exemplified himself as the “Zodiac,” kept in contact with the police and area newspapers using notes, confirming that he has murdered yet another citizen. Although the police were never able to identify the zodiac, they were able to gather information about him through letters he was sending to the police and newspapers. The zodiac killed up to about 40 people, but the police is estimating about 50, therefore the amount of killings still remains unknown. The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless.
Mental health care is certainly viewed in a more positive light today than in previous years, however, poor insurance coverages show that many do not take it as seriously as they must. Often, those who are most in need of mental health care tend to be the ones that receive the least amount of benefits from insurance companies and the federal government. Although mental health care is much more accessible today than it was in the past, there remain problems for those who suffer from mental illness and do not have the money, or insurance, to afford the care they need. This is a social welfare problem because many people who
Mental health care and gun violence meet at a very bumpy crossroad. According to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, “What we have seen – and a common theme among many of these mass shootings – is a theme of mental illness” (Flores). Adam Lanza, Seung Hui Cho, James Holmes, Elliot Rodgers, Aaron Alexis, and Dylann Roof: what do these six men have in common? They are all mass shooters that were diagnosed as mentally ill. All six of these men have failed to detect their illness and properly treat it. On April 16th, 2007, America was aghast by one of the massive school shootings to date.
From Red Lake, Columbine, and the Virginia Tech Massacre, many innocent students lost their lives. In 1980 gun ownership was 47 percent, but quite recently it decreased to 31 percent. Correspondingly, 47 percent of Americans own a gun on their property, yet only 34 percent of Americans said they personally own a gun. 55 percent