Policy Brief Suicide.docx - 1 Running head SUICIDE Policy Brief Suicide Grand Canyon University NRS 427VN 2 SUICIDE Policy Brief Suicide One of the top

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1 Running head: SUICIDE Policy Brief: Suicide Grand Canyon University: NRS 427VN November 19, 2018
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2 SUICIDE Policy Brief: Suicide One of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States is suicide. Suicide has been attributed to an estimated 45,000 deaths in the year 2016 (CDC, 2018). Not all suicide attempts end in death. Some cases result in the individual being hospitalized rather than terminally injured. An even larger quantity either is treated in emergency departments, ambulatory setting, or avoids the necessity of treatment all together. An estimated amount of nearly 30 adults, 18 years of age or older, have reported attempts at suicide. There is no clear diagnosis as to why people commit suicide. Many suicides result from impulse and, in such circumstances, easy access to a method for committing the dead. (WHO, 2014). Background Information In the year 2012, an estimated amount of 804,000 suicide deaths took place internationally (11.4 per 100,000 population; 15.0 for males and 8.0 for females). Suicide is considered as a delicate subject, even illicit in some countries. However, data concerning suicide rates may be underreported. Even in countries with detailed and fundamental data collection, a suicide could possibly be misinterpreted or written up as an unforeseen event or other cause of death. Simply registering a cause of death as a suicide is a grueling process. It involves the inclusion of multiple entities, most often but not limited to members of law enforcement. In countries without a reliable means of death registration, suicides merely go uncounted for (WHO, 2014). In more affluent countries, men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women. In contrast, an average of 1.5 men is more likely to commit suicide in low- and middle-income countries. Suicides account for nearly 50% of all belligerent deaths among men and 71% among women. Suicide rates are highest in people 70 years of age or above regardless of gender in virtually every part of the world. Suicide rates are higher among youth in some countries, and internationally suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth aged 15 to 29. Some of the most mundane methods of suicide in the world
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