Reaction Paper About Suicide

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Suicide attempts are considered serious and if someone is making gestures about committing suicide this may happen. Suicide gestures include making statements about life, such as being sad, miserable, unhappy, or having no hope about living. When someone is making those gestures, it must be taken seriously because for every 1 female suicide attempt, there is 3 male attempted suicides. The Christian counselor’s, is called to give hope, and presence so that the individual will realize that they are God’s people. God is the answer for all the needs and desires. Suicide is the same as murder. Suicide attempts are attempted murder in a sense. Therefore, intervention is needed to prevent murder. Teenagers are at increased risk of suicide…show more content…
They feel overwhelmed with life. “Seem to attempt to hide their pain from other”(Liberty University, 2007). The dangers of suicide exist in cues from the person, however, they may be overlooked. It is important to notice when someone is stressed and unhappy. “They may make comments about suicide, abuse substances, and behave recklessly, but the family may not have a rational perspective to see their danger signs” (Liberty University, 2007). We must intervene when we are called for someone who is trying to kill himself. The Christian counselor presence can give hope and comfort. Another example of an individual who tried to commit suicide is the biblical story about the Paul and the jailor. Paul installed hope when the jailer attempted suicide. “When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, Do not harm yourself, for we are all here! And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas,” (Acts 16:27 New American Standard…show more content…
In sociocultural perspective, identify factors that may contribute to youth suicides in wealthy societies like the United States and Canada. “People of every age, sex, religion, race, sexual identity, and social or economic class commit suicide” (Hoff, L.A., Hallisey, B.J., & Hoff, M., 2009, p, 297). In the age group 14-24, suicide gestures should be taken seriously because this age group identity versus role confusion is in progress. This in an intense stage of development. Life questions about values, standards, choosing a mate, who will be role models are considered. Ages 14 - 24 a time since becoming an adult and being independent and having one’s own place to live.
Lack of experience with life and knowledge can be stressful. If there is no one there to help the young person in this age group to get through stressful decisions, they may make the wrong decisions. “Our focus need to be providing hope to those we see in distress” (Liberty University,
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