Growing up requires a high demand of endurance as life is filled with hardships and challenges. Thus in order to live through them, people must be as strong as the stress and anxiety which builds upon them. Both Donald M. Murray’s “What Football Taught Me” and Lisa Keiski’s “Suicide’s Forgotten Victims” demonstrate how to persist life challenges. Despite experiencing different forms of hardships that enable them to survive through their pain, Murray and Keiski transmit life lessons about individual growth. They emphasize survival through society, authority figures, and themselves.
In his book, Suicide, Emile Durkheim explores the social reasons that would someone to commit suicide. The basis of his argument laid in his ideas of social integration and social regulation. Social regulation is the many facets in which a person can be involved with society, such as political groups, religious groups, and domestic groups. Social regulation in comparison are the social and moral rules that a society decides what is right and what is wrong. Durkheim believes that people need to find a balance within social integration and social regulation to live a healthy lifestyle. Being on either ends of the spectrum for integration or regulation can lead someone to commit suicide. What Durkheim did not do in Suicide was compare rates of suicide between racial groups. African-Americans have a consistently lower suicide rate compared to Caucasians in the United States. However, African-American males from the ages of 20 to 29 have suicide rates much closer to those of their Caucasian counterparts. Using Durkheim’s arguments in Suicide as reference, it can be argued that African-Americans as a racial group have lower suicide rates than their Caucasian counterparts because African-Americans have more sources of social integration and regulation than Caucasians. Also, African-American males between the ages of 20 and 29 have suicide rates that more closely resemble their Caucasian counterparts that specific age group
In the year 2006, a number of 3512 people in Canada commit suicide which appeared to be the lowest figure among the other years. WHY During the 2008 financial crisis, the number of suicide shows a significant increase which marked a figure of 3705 suicides in 2008 and 3890 suicides in the following year. In the year of 2009, suicide has ranked as the ninth leading cause of death in Canada as stated in the Statistics Canada. The figure of suicides continued to rise slightly in 2010 which marked a number of 3951 suicides. The lowest figure over the study period appeared to be in the year 2011 which recorded a number of 3728 suicides. According to The Canadian Press (2011), Canada’s economy was ranked at the second place among the G7 countries in the year 2011 which seems to lead to the drop in the suicides. However, it is notable that the suicides in the following two years after the improvement of Canada’s economy in 2011 experienced a significant rose which marked the figure of 3926 suicides and 4054 suicides respectively. As mentioned by Antunes (2012), the Canada’s economy in 2012 and 2013 was most likely to be muddled due to the influence of the gloomy global environment. This slowdown on the economic activity is believed to have a negative impact on suicides in the particular
As of 2015, 5 in 100,000 girls and 14 in 100,000 teenagers commit suicide (Lewis). Teenagers are becoming more vulnerable and schools seem to be taking no notice. If these lives could be saved, it would help so many families across the united states. The National Institute of Mental Health states that there “are as many as 25 attempts of suicide to every one that is actually committed” (Eco Child’s Play). Suicides can be prevented by treatment of the illness. Undiagnosed people are failing to receive proper treatment and this could lead to suicide due to the constant negative thoughts that come with many mental illnesses. According to studies, "the suicide rate for girls ages 15 to 19 doubled from 2007 to 2015" (Holmes). Suicide rates are the highest they have been in 40 years. People seem to look over this simple yet astonishing fact. This is not only the wellbeing of students, their lives could be on the line. Schools should be aware of the increasing number of suicides and be taking
Suicide. The action of killings oneself intentionally. A word synonymous with despair and tragedy, this act may be taken due to several reasons but if focused on a particular demographic, such as college students, the reasons may be clearer. It is widely accepted that causes of suicides are largely (if not completely) mentally related. With high amounts of stress and pressure coupled with ever amounting expectations on still developing minds, it does not seem difficult to correlate why the rates of suicide among college students is steadily increasing. Besides the lacking mental fortitude, these feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness within students, which may cause depression and even suicide, is caused by social or personal pressure from oneself or by their peers.
Losing a loved one is very difficult to handle throughout your life. Have you ever felt like giving up on life as well because your other behalf or your loved one passed away due to suicide and not being able to see them again until the afterlife? Suicide is the act of ending your own death at your own hand to escape the pain or suffering from the world. It should be meant to enjoy life like everyone else and not taking your own life just by the opinion of others or by the disaster of the world or by any body failure you might be experiencing. 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.
According to Emile Durkheim, there are four different types of suicide. These include: egoistic, altruistic, anomic, and fatalistic suicide. Durkheim’s main focus on studying suicide is understanding what makes a person commit suicide and the influences and factors that lead that person to carry out the act (Open College). Egoistic suicide is when an individual has low social interactions with others, they have feelings
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. This is reflected in Shakespears’ Hamlet where Hamlet, the main character were asked by his father’s ghost to seek revenge for him. Suicide can be analyzed through several perspectives mainly religion, moral and aesthetic which underlined the theme of the whole story.
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. It is
Over the years the issue of suicide has been slowly increasing. It is now the third leading cause of death among young people. The effects of suicide are tragic and felt long after the individual has taken their own life. Some people who consider suicide, however, never make a “serious” attempt at it. For every attempted suicide, there is said to be more than one person whose thought of suicide has never translated into an actual attempt. Suicide prevention largely targets teenagers in hope to lower the numbers of suicides a year. Depression, anxiety and, stress are the leading causes of adolescent suicide.
In this world that we are living, someone out there must be depressed to the point that he or she would prefer to die than to deal with his or her problems. It is a waste to take one’s own life for a temporary problem. Some people would attempt to kill themselves thinking that they do not need to live in this world anymore. Suicide and attempted suicide is something that should never be neglected.
Suicide is a dominant cause of death among teenagers and young adults. The rate of suicides and suicide attempts increases from time to time. For some, suicide is the permanent solution to a temporary problem and most pressing public health issues across the world. Suicides case is so often these days even becoming a trend and we are not even flinch anymore. The depression and substances abuse for teenagers currently become issues that lead to suicide cases among teenagers. They cannot adapt with that situation and tends to solve it by attempting suicide. Teenagers commit suicide because they cannot cope with the stress related matter such as depression and substances abuse, but counseling session, reading and watching films, and also highest attention from parents can reduce the number of suicide from increasing day by day.
Suicide and Self-harm is one of the main leading causes in youth deaths in today 's society. The thought of ending his or her life is one of the thoughts developing in teenagers’ minds around the globe. There are many reasons to why a person will put their life at risk, such as stress, depression, loss of a loved one, or being bullied. Constant use of drugs or alcohol is also another leading cause to a person to have suicidal thoughts/actions. Suicide is not the way to go, there are plenty of other options to overcome suicidal thoughts or actions. Teenage suicide is definitely preventable when the right help is present.
After a teenage suicide, families and friends want to answer the question” why they commit suicide?”. It is complex to tell what the exact reasons are. It can be divided into two groups: Emotional causes and Environmental
In today’s world, depression is the first leading cause of adolescent suicides. It is a growing problem in our present society and is often a major contributing factor to one’s personality. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (of the US), one out of every four teenagers undergoes depression. The statistics about teenage runaways, alcoholism, drug problems, pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide are startling. Every year, thousands of people succeed in taking their lives and even more have attempted suicide at some point in their lives. Although we have reached the stage that hearing about suicide is now common, it is was viewed as trivial and petty back then. It seems like a reverse spectrum