Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention - Darryl Williams Clara Butler HE 101-05...

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Darryl Williams Clara Butler HE 101-05 1 February 2011 Suicide Prevention Suicide is a major problem in the United States, especially among adolescents and teens. In fact, it is the second major source of fatalities among college students. Suicide rates are high for high school students as well. About 17 percent of high school students seriously contemplate killing themselves every year. Additionally, suicide attempts are not shared equally between men and women, and neither is the number of successful suicides. Women, in general, tend to attempt to take their own lives more than their male counterparts. However, men are four times more likely to succeed in their attempts, because they tend to choose more brutal ways to kill themselves. For instance, a suicidal man will shoot himself in the head, or hang himself, but a woman will try to overdose on prescription pills or starve herself to death. The latter is less likely to attain the wanted result, because there are too many things that could interfere with the
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