Stigma of suicide: The effects of the taboo. Angie McCoy Hondros College Abstract The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention state that over 34,500 people commit suicide every year and it’s rated in the top ten causes of death in the United States. Like the sex talk though, parents and teens still avoid talking about it. A person seeks out help if they have a broken arm or cancer, but what if there was a stigma attached to those conditions. Would those people seek help if that stigma stated that only crazy people or families who are crazy get broken legs and cancer?
Suicide2 Suicide amongst teens is a worldwide problem. Teens are committing suicide younger and younger. Studies show that the majority of teens that commit suicide are 14 years of age. Furthermore, males commit most of these teenage suicides. (Beautrais, Annette 2001) Also in 2003 the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey showed that 16.9% of teenagers in high school had seriously considered committing suicide and 8.5% attempted suicide in the past year.
Dennis Rader and the BTK Killings According to Wikipedia Dennis Rader was born on March 4th, 1954 to Dorothea Mae and William Rader. He was the oldest of four children. In 1971 Dennis married his wife, Paula. Three years into his marriage and one year before his son was born, Dennis Rader committed his first crime, strangling a family of four and taking a radio and watch from the home. A few months later he stabbed and strangled a woman.
In these days, suicide between teenagers is a crucial problem all over the world. This chapter of the book explains about teenage kid’s suicide. The author begins the chapter with the example of 4 teenagers driving a 10 years old Camero into the garage of an apartment complex and gassed themselves to death. The author identified these kids with low class status teenagers. These teenagers were called burnouts.
Susie was only fourteen when she was raped and killed by a man she knew. Understandably, she has trouble letting go after such an abrupt and unexpected death. The majority of the book shows her family and the struggle they go through to cope with the loss of their daughter/sister. As the story progresses her family and friends are stuck on her death. Every day they are faced with adversary and each handles it in different ways.
In the CNN.com article “#YesAllWomen took off on Twitter” by Emanuella Grinberg, we learn just what the hashtag is all about: No, not all men channel frustration over romantic rejection into a killing spree. But yes, all women experience harassment, discrimination or worse at some point in their lives. That's the message at the core of an ongoing Twitter conversation that emerged after a rampage last week that left six students from the University of California, Santa Barbara, dead and wounded 13 others. Elliot Rodger, who apparently shot and killed himself, left behind a robust digital footprint detailing his plan to "destroy everything I cannot have," blaming the "cruelness of women" for leading to his "day of retribution." His comments inspired Twitter users to tweet the hashtag #YesAllWomen: They shared examples of what "women must fear" even if "not all men" engage in those behaviors, according to the person believed to have created the hashtag Saturday.
The pair then committed suicide. It is the fourth-deadliest school massacre in United States history, after the 1927 Bath School disaster, 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and the 1966 University of Texas massacre, and remains the deadliest for an American high school. The massacre provoked debate regarding gun control laws, the availability of firearms within the United States and gun violence involving youths. Much discussion also centered on the nature of high school cliques, subcultures and bullying, in addition to the influence of violent movies and video games in American society. The shooting resulted in an increased emphasis on school security, and a moral panic aimed at Goth culture, social outcasts, gun culture, the use of pharmaceutical anti-depressants by teenagers, teenage internet use] and violent video games.
According to Bullying Statistics (2013), “nearly 30 percent of students are bullies or victims of bullying” (Bullying and Suicide). This misbehavior can impact a person’s life tremendously creating short-term and long-term psychological conditions. Victims of bullying have displayed signs of eating disorders, sleep disturbances, lack of interest in school, withdrawal from family and friends, and thoughts of suicides. In some cases, the victims of bullying had committed suicide as a way of escaping his or her tormentors’ harassment. Last year, Angelina Green, a fourteen year old girl from Indiana hung herself from a tree, and left a suicide note on her bed for her mother explaining her death was caused by bullying (Goldstein, 2014).
Community Health Advocacy Project: Adolescent Suicide Linda Rogers Antuono NUR/544 April 22, 2013 Professor Nancy Tahara Community Health Advocacy Project on Adolescent Suicide Introduction This paper is on adolescent violence related to suicide in ages 13-19. Teenage suicide among adolescents 15-19 the third leading cause of death ("Childtrendsdatabank.org," 2013). According to "Healthychildren.org," (2013) “An average of four American teenagers commits suicide every day” (para. 3). In 2010, firearms accounted for 40% of teen suicides ("Childtrendsdatabank.org," 2013).
Teen Suicide - What's the Big Issue? Teen Suicide - What's the Big Issue? "Almost twice as many teenagers die from suicide as all natural causes combined including cancer, heart disease, AIDS, and birth defects," (DePaulo 142). Every year, teen suicide rates in the United States rise dramatically. Death happens every day to people of all ages; one of the most devastating and tragic causes of death is suicide.