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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 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. Could they have been battling mental disorder and taking antidepressants by chance with depression it opens the door for a market of drug manufacturers such as antidepressants. A drug that is designed to combat depression but also at the same time there are side effects such as suicidal thoughts (Smith, 2012). This in to say that everyone will experience these side effects but with antidepressants being one of the highest prescribed drug there should be more awareness about the harm then the good that is advertised. The second most prescribed drug in the United States is antidepressants behind the most prescribed drug 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 more people committing suicide. Something popped out when I was doing research on my topic something hit me hard it is simply easy to just prescribe a medicine than to really treat and get to the root of the problem. “To simply medicate an individual as though he or she is depressed in isolation, excluding others from treatment that may affect and be affected by the client’s depression, ignores the entire social dimension of depression to the detriment of the client (Yapko, 2009). To simple medicate instead of finding out why the client is depressed cheats the counselor and the client of the ultimate goal of actually determining the cause of depression.
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SUICIDE TIMES 3 By using an alternative approach to mental health care that emphasizes the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit can play an important role in recovery and healing (Yapko, 2009). Alternative methods are not the answer to everyone but with combined with traditional treatments such as therapy it can help achieve mental health awareness. With
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  • Spring '16
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Antidepressant, Sertraline

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