Suicide is it the Real Danger?

By: Darrien Gatling

Is it a problem

Yes it is Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. The suicide rates decreased from at around 1990-2000 from 12.5 suicides per 100,000 to 10.4 per 100,000. But in the past Decade suicide has started to Decreased however, the rate has again increased to 12.1 per 100,000. Every day


  • There is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes.


  • Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year.


  • Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year.


  • Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment.


  • 80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.


  • An estimated quarter million people each year become suicide survivors.


  • There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts.


  • There is one suicide for every estimated 4 suicide attempts in the elderly.



Information was provided by http://www.save.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=705D5DF4-055B-F1EC-3F66462866FCB4E6

Is there anyway to tell if there Self Hurting/Depressed and is there a way to stop or get help

  • Yes there is some ways you could tell if someone is Self Hurting or have Sucidal thoughts
  • Isolation
  • Stop doing what they like to do

Hotlines/Lessons

There is no reason to Make front of someone who Cuts or is Depressed there somethings that happens to People that some people can't understand so don't make front of them cause you might just make someone take there life away
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