Sunday, June 09, 2013
Have you Considered Suicide?
The blog prompt for the 5th day is Write about a time you thought about ending your own life. (click on badge to join the linky)
Another time standing for an elevator while working at the hospital prior to the medical office above, I saw someone jump from a window from a floor above where we were. Saw her land on the snow covered connecting arm of two buildings. Horrible, they did a code right there on the roof.
Looking at stats from 2007 taken from the National Institution of Public Health, specifically about younger people, they break them into 3 groups by age:
20-24 Young Adults.
Their stats say suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death. This is something to be seriously. They go on to say that generally the population is more likely to use guns, suffocation or poisons. Young adults and Adolences are more likely to use guns over suffocation while children are more likely to use suffocation as a means of suicide.
Five times more males then females ages 15-19 died of suicide and slightly more then 6 times as many males in the 20-24 year old bracket.
Such sad statistics. Mental illness, depression is very real and needs to be talked about like a broken arm so people can get over stigma that still surrounds it and obtain the help they need.