Jane Eyre Essay

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Causes of SuicideSuicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem. This taboo has been affecting the lives of the victims and the people who love them for many years and is often a hard subject to discuss. My brother Michael Boling attempted suicide when he was nineteen years old and when asked why he tried to end his life he replied, "I just didn't know what else to do. I was so unhappy and my conscious was blurred by all the drugs I had been doing. I felt so useless, I didn't want to burden anyone; I'm so thankful I am alive." Michael was luckily resuscitated after he had hung himself from the pillars in the family's garage and survived. Unfortunately, thousands of people every year commit suicide as a desperate attempt to escape from the world and all the issues that have taken over their lives and most are very successful. Every day there are approximately eleven youth suicides according to the teen suicide prevention society and those numbers continue to increase every year. Teen suicide is a cry out for help and teens feel that they need to end their lives for reasons including: psychological disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, feeling worthless when they do not fit in or meet the requirements of society, overwhelming amounts of stress due to schoolwork and social influence, and lack of support towards a teens homosexuality.Psychological disorders play a huge role in teen suicide and one disorder in particular, which is the main cause of suicide, is depression. Depression is a disorder that can be developed through other psychological disorders as well. For instance, if a teenage girl has been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, she is most likely going to be diagnosed with depression as well due to her unhappiness with herself. "Over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder" (WebMD). 90% of people who suffer from the sad psychological disorder of depression never seek out help or are reached out to my people in order to prevent their suicide. "According to the hopelessness theory, people who characteristically infer that negative life events are produced by stable and global causes, catastrophize about the consequences of negative life events, and believe that the occurrence of a negative event means that they are flawed or worthless possess maladaptive cognitive styles" (Alloy 129). Depression can be developed so that people believe that when bad things happen to them it is their fault and that they are being punished for something; because of this feeling of worthlessness, many teens take their own lives so that they do not have to feel the pain of the world. Depression is a disorder that is also learned. When a teen has a family with a past of suicides, then they are more likely to become suicidal. "This association could have been due to shared genetic risk for depression or to the participants' learning negative cognitive styles from their parents. Children may directly model...

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