Suicide, voluntarily taking one’s own life, occurs in every country in the world. In Western societies, suicide is recognized as a leading cause of early death, a major public health problem, and a tragedy for individuals and families. Depression has played a huge role in suicide. Depression may continue to develop into serious illness or even death.
Because people suffer from depression and stress, suicide has become an higher rate of death.Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. People might feel sad because of what’s going on their lives.
Someone who lost a loved one, might feel sad or someone enos dealing with bullying. People who feel depressed, usually a reason behind it. Sometimes it’s also in your hormones.
Some health conditions may cause depression-like symptoms. For example, hypothyroidism is known to cause a depressed mood in some people. Mono can drain a person’s energy.
When health conditions are diagnosed and treated by a doctor, the depression-like symptoms usually disappear. The side effects of depression can often be seen at work, school and home as well as in the personal relationships of the patient. In the article, ” EFFECTS OF DEPRESSION: PHYSICAL, SOCIAL EFFECTS OF DEPRESSION” By Natasha Tracy, the author explains way of depression effecting someone’s everyday life actives.
Teenagers with depression might start to use “Substances use and family withdrawal and Decreased performance at work or school”. This is the person starts to look for a way out by using another substance to help what their feeling. The person might gay in their rooms for days without making any contact with family or friends.
In school or work might effected as well. They might not perform well as they use to. A way of helping someone who does have depression is to get them to a doctor and to ask about Antidepressants. Antidepressants are the most common medication used in depression treatment and are indicated particularly in the treatment of severe depression. Another way you can help with depression is seeking for help from a professional therapist or even school guidance teacher. There’s a full community who will try their best on helping you deal with your pain, before it’s too late.
The National Institute of Mental Health says more than ninety percent of college students who commit suicide suffer from the mental illness called depression. Most people in college who committed suicide had a treatable mental illness. When diagnosed and treated, the individual is depressed, cannot learn to control their depression, and figure out skills that can stop them from falling to the effects of depression and resulting in committing suicide.
Depression is a significant risk factor for suicide. Suicide rates among youth fifteen to twenty-four year olds have increased by two hundred percent in the last fifty years. Mental Illness Mental illness is a disorder that is characterized by disturbances in a person’s thought, emotions, or behavior. Mental illness refers to a wide variety of disorders, ranging from those that cause mild distress to those that impair a person’s ability to function in daily life. Many have tried to figure out the reasons for mental illnesses.
All of these reasons have been looked at and thought of for thousands of years. The biological perspective views mental illness as a bodily process. Where as the psychological perspectives think the role of a person’s upbringing and environment are causes for mental illnesses.
Studies have also shown that 2.6 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some sort of severe form of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, panic disorders, or bipolar disorders. Researchers estimate that about 24 percent of people over eighteen in the United States suffer from some sort of common mental illness, such as depression and phobias.
Mental illness refers to a wide variety of disorders, ranging from those that cause mild distress to those that impair a person’s ability to function in daily life. The logic they are using isn’t of quality, however, because the bullies of the victim do not always feel remorse even after the person is dead, and if they do feel sorry for their tormenting, it does little to change their behavior. The person who ends their life just has to die once, but the people who cared about them have to die a little every day when a memory pops in their head, or when they sit there wondering why they did it, and how they themselves didn’t see it coming.One feels as if they could have stopped the deceased, of they were one of the reasons why the person is dead, as if they feel like it is wrong to be happy at all when a life was lost. Sometimes a person trains their brain to believe it was an accident or himicide, other times they believe the person isn’t dead at all, just faking or are unable to contact anyone. Some examples of disorders commonly seen in the after effects of a friend/family’s suicide are: anxiety, major depressive disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and personality disorders.
At any given time, a flashback could be triggered in a person’s brain and they relive a memory of event of the dead loved one.This is usually found in cases where the person actually saw the deceased person die, or they were more prone to disorders due to dysfunctions in their DNA. Some people are born with disorders because it’s passed on in their generation. Durkheim focused his studies on trying to figure out what makes people commit to this life ending choice and what factors in their lives may have given them the final push. Durkheim thought that economical, religious, marital, and militarily factors would influence his findings.
After his study he concluded that there are four different “types” of suicide.The first type is the Egoistic suicide. This type of suicide occurs when the degree of social integration is low.
When a person commits this type of suicide they are not well supported in a social group. They feel like they are an outsider or loner and the only people they have in this world are themselves. They often feel very isolated and helpless during times in their lives when they are under stress. The second type is Altuistic suicide.
This type of suicide occurs when the degree of social integration is too high. When a person commits this type of suicide they are greatly involved in a group. All that they care about are that groups norms and goals and they completely neglect their own needs and goals. They take their lives for a cause. A good example of this would be a suicide bomber.Durkheim’s third type of suicide is Anomic Suicide. This kind of suicide is related to too low of a degree of regulation. This type of suicide is committed during times of great stress or change.
Without regulation, a person cannot set reachable goals and in turn people get extremely frustrated. Life is too much for them to handle and it becomes meaningless to them. An example of this is when the market crashes or spikes. The final type of suicide is Fatalistic suicide. People commit this suicide when their lives are kept under tight regulation. They often live their lives under extreme rules and high expectations. These types of people are left feeling like they’ve lost their sense of self.
In conclusion, Suicide is a very crucial topic that should taken very seriously when intervening in a teen’s life. Teen suicide can be triggered my many things and it is important to be able to recognize the warning signs that can lead to an attempted or successful taking of one’s life. Teen’s take their own lives for numerous reasons including feeling depressed and hopeless.
There are several ways that you can help a teen if you feel that they are at risk at attempting suicide: call the physician, remove any harmful items from the house, and talk to them openly about their problems! Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents in the United States. Together, hopefully, we can decrease that statistic and save lives!