I could tell by t environment I lived in and the failings of my school that I

I could tell by t environment i lived in and the

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most was a statement Karen Fabs said, “I honestly just gave up in school. I could tell by the environment I lived in and the failings of my school that I had no chance out of this life.” Stress from poor nutrition and housing condition can affect children’s cognitive and physical development and, also cause mental illnesses. According to sources, “There’s growing evidence that levels of depression are higher in poorer areas than wealthy ones (Sohn).” Suicide:
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To keep the research parallel start analyzing the data from 2005 where the numbers begin to increase starting at approximately 856 suicide deaths. As stated earlier poverty was ranked as 18%, but three years later that number increased. On the chart above there is a dramatic increase in statistics with the total of 965 deaths in 2008. This was one fact that sparked my interest in the two topics. Although there is belief that most suicides care caused by the upbringing in poverty, doesn’t mean that’s the cause of them all. According to Fox 13 news, “The suicide rate for emergency responders is ten times higher than that of the average citizen, according to the Memphis Crisis Center (Tony Atkins).” In order to discover rather some suicides are resulted from poverty, research will be collected from the same subheadings from the previous topic. The quote that states, “Poverty and symptoms from depression are well established risk factors for suicidal behavior (Bantjes, Tomlinson).” Gave confirmation that there is possibility for these two subjects to merge with one resulting to the other.
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Research from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention organization noted that, “Access to lethal means including firearms and drugs” is one environmental factor that increases the risk for a successful attempt. As discussed in the external environment in poverty areas, weapons and drugs are one of the easiest items to access in some low incomed areas. During further research is was difficult to determine the living conditions of victims to compare them to poverty’s environment. I decided interviewed survivors, parents and friends who may have noticed behavior changes prior to the incident. Shawn Minus, a University of Memphis graduate is a friend to someone who attempted to commit suicide. As he began to describe, “Over matter of days her room began to clutter even though she was always the organized type. Eventually she had piles of trash and clothes all over and she seemed to have adapt to the environment. Not noticing how far she had sunk into the hole of darkness,” he said.
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