Life isn’t easy and I know we all go to ups and downs, but we need to agree that suicide isn’t the answer to ending our lives and we need to change it. Young and elderly people commit suicide for different reasons and need different treatments. The issue of suicide has been around for quite a long time since the Middle Ages. It hasn’t disappeared, in fact, it has increased over time because due to lack of effort of attending therapy and seeking the help they need to solve their own struggles in their daily routine of life. Females are twice as likely to attempting suicide than males while males are four times more likely to attempting suicide and more chance of dying.
It is not the only solution for every problem you may face because life may bring devastating occurrence but instead of looking at its bad effect, try to look at the bright side of it because in the middle of difficulties lies opportunity. Some people who commit suicide are actually experiencing depression and other problem. Some may say that it is their choice to end their lives, but the truth is they don’t have a choice but to end their own lives for they believe that suicide is the answer. And I think it is a pathetic act! Can you imagine you are cutting off your life with that problem?
People can commit suicide by cutting their wrists, gun shot, jumping from heights or hang themselves. So, what are the main causes that makes people commit suicide? The first important cause is psychological problems, there are two main reasons for psychological problems, the first one is, depression. It’s one of the most common problems in the world that can happen at any age. Did you know that according to the world health organization, the United states is one of the most depressed countries in the world.
(2007a) posit that suicide and suicide-related behaviors as ways of coping with or responding to life circumstances. Suicide is seen as a driving force for individuals to purposefully move toward desired outcomes such as to end psychological or emotional pain and to change the future social milieu (Silverman, Berman, Sanddal, O’Carroll, & Joiner, 2007b). Suicide is also viewed as a final solution to escape from life
Suicide is a problem because, per above mentioned, it happens no matter in a primitive, an industrialized, or a modern society of science and technology. It is certain that suicide appears consistently. Besides the huge numbers of suicide cases annually and globally, there are many suicide attempts for each death and unreported cases in some countries. The negative influence is not only on individuals, but on their families, friends, and community (school/work, religious network). The impact is also devastating and far-reaching to the society.
Suicide isn 't something that can be overlooked. It is the third driving reason for death in the youth. Alongside such huge numbers of different things on the planet today, it can be anticipated. Some have lost loved ones to suicide and never got an explanation behind why it happened. There are various hazard factors add to the reason for suicide.
4. Theory on Suicide Suicide is often looked upon from the psychological perspective. One often points at the psychological states associated with suicide, like depression, pessimism and impulsiveness. In this study, the focus will mostly be on the sociological perspective of suicidal behavior. The sociological explanation of suicide tries to clarify the social forces that stimulate the psychological states, which are the direct causes of suicidal behavior.
Accordingly, to the organization of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, suicide becomes the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. We need to be aware of the consequences we are making not only to ourselves but to other people like our friends or family. There’s many opportunities in the world to still live by and there’s local services and programs to help out the teens, adults and even elderly people from suicide prevention. Life is tough and I know we all go to ups and downs, but we need to agree that suicide isn’t the answer to ending our lives and we need to change it. Young and elderly people commit suicide for different reasons and need different treatments. The issue of suicide has been around for quite a long time since the Middle Ages.
The most common risk factor they face is mental illness such as depression, substance-abuse disorders, mental disorders and so on. Besides, they also may commit suicide when they could not deal with other problems as well. For examples, interpersonal losses, family violence, disciplinary problems, physical and sexual abuse, sexual orientation confusion, and bullying. (American Psychological Association, n.d.) Recently, there is a rise on the suicide rate in Malaysia. According to Professor Mohamad Hussain Habil, the President of the Malaysian Psychological Association, the suicide rate has been increased by 60% for the past 45 years.