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Running head: SUICIDE TIMES 1 Suicide Times Sonny Smith Grand Canyon University PCN-527 05-11-2016
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SUICIDE TIMES 2 Suicide Times We all have seen on the Television of someone committing suicide or even had a close friend or family member who you lost. When something like this happens we often wonder what the real reason is to why they took their own life? Where they battling mental disorder and taking antidepressant’s by chance? I know suicide is a touchy subject for some even I have lived on that thin line thinking is my life worth all this pain and evil thoughts that go through my brain. I sought help because I had a wife and a 3 year old daughter at the time. I was a few years out of the United States Army and all I thought about was death. The death of my Army buddy’s the thought of just blowing my brains out in the woods and leaving the devil in my head. I was antidepressants that seemed to make matters worse was drinking more beer then frat boys in college. My story leads to a point and that point is questioning the merits of antidepressants is necessary and very important. I was a split second from pulling the trigger when out of the blue my child comes to ask me if we could go swimming and it was like God came down to talk to me and made me look her in the eyes and grab her hand and walk to my wife to get her to help me get help because I was teetering back and forth with my life. I threw the pills away and took time off from work to get therapy. But what about everyone else in this world with nothing to stop them from pulling the trigger? Given that the second most prescribed drug in the United States are antidepressants the most number one prescribed drug is cholesterol-lowering medications. In 2010 sales for antidepressants were in the $ 11 million dollar range (Smith, 2012), the number is not going down either it is rising which just leads new potential consumers or as I would say potentially
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SUICIDE TIMES 3 more people committing suicide. Something popped out when I was doing research on my
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