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Suicide

DIVYA TALWAR and JENNA DINH
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Divya Talwar

on 6 June 2013

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Suicide is more common than you think... 4 out of 5 people who have died by suicide have made at least one previous attempt.

More than 90% of suicide victims have symptoms of mental illness.

Canadians are about 6 times more likely to commit suicide than they are to being a victim of a homicide. Activity One 1. About 3,600 people commit suicide in Canada each year. Suicide By: Jenna Dinh and Divya Talwar “We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.”
George Sand, Mauprat #1: Talking about suicide may give someone the idea. Factors Untreated mental illness (including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others) is a main factor for suicide, with untreated depression being the number one cause. Background Information What is suicide? Suicide is the action of killing oneself intentionally. Why do you think that suicide is something that isn't often talked about, especially with youth? In our opinion, we feel that suicide isn't often talked about because it is a troubling topic that most of us would rather not deal with. Also, many people say that talking about suicide puts people at risk for suicide. History In the 1950's... The suicide rates for adults were four times the rate for youth, and the rates for elderly people were eight times the rate for youth. But in the past half century... The suicide rate for youth aged 15 to 24 has tripled, while adult and elderly rates have dropped. More than 3,500 Canadians commit suicide each year.

1 in every 25 Canadians attempts suicide in his or her lifetime.

A 1994 United Nations study over a three year period found Canada's suicide rate for children and youth under 21 to be amongst the highest in the world. Facts How many suicides occur per day? 2. Every 16 minutes one suicide occurs in the US. How many suicides occur per day? Answer: 10 per day. Answer: 90 per day. Myth or Fact? #3: People who attempt suicide are looking for attention. #2: Several traumatic events usually lead to suicide. Myth or Fact? (Continued) #4: 30% of suicides are usually attempted with warning signs. Some people have a genetic predisposition to depression, meaning they may seem fine but be suffering inside. Negative life experiences Statistics/Facts Did you know? What are the warning signs? What can you do to help? Multiple Choice: The death of a loved one
Abuse
Bullying #5: More females have completed suicide, while males have the tendency to have a higher rate of suicidal behaviour. #6: A suicidal person clearly wants to die. Myth! Talking about suicide to someone directly is a good way of depicting whether or not they are suicidal. Myth! People who attempt suicide feel like it's their last option. In reality, they just need help and someone to listen to their personal feelings or problems. Leaving suicidal thoughts or feelings ignored could be dangerous. Fact! Fact! Myth! Males complete suicide 4 times more than females, while females are 3 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts or display suicidal behaviour. Experiencing major changes in life, even if they are not necessarily bad. Myth! People who want to commit suicide need help. They don't want to die, but they will get to that point when no one helps them, when they feel alone, or when they feel hopeless. They choose to kill themselves to escape the difficult reality that they can't handle. Some people who kill themselves give no warning signs at all. However, many offer clues and talk about their plans to others, so any person expressing suicidal thoughts should be taken seriously. Some signs to look out for are: Depression
Direct suicide threats such as "I want to die." Also, indirect threats such as "You would be better off without me."
Personality changes or withdrawn behaviour.
Lack of interest in future.
Giving away prized possessions. Despite popular beliefs, talking about suicide openly is helpful, because a person who is suicidal needs to know that they have the support of people who listen and care. If you think that someone you know may be suicidal, take action!
Talk to them in a comfortable and private place.
Let them express their feelings and listen carefully without judgment.
Ask them if they have ever considered suicide - bringing up the subject will not cause them to act on it.
Tell them about your concerns and fears, because they need to know that someone cares.
Ask if there is anything that you can do.
Talk about where they can go for help - family, friends, counselors, psychiatrists, or support groups. Suicide rates do not increase around the time of Christmas but depression rates may increase. Late July and August have the highest rates of suicide compared to all the other months of the year. 15 to 25 percent of completed suicide deaths are from major depression and bipolar disorder. 1. What factor(s) can cause suicide? 2. How many people in Canada commit suicide within a year? a) less than 3400 b) over 3500 c) less than 3600 d) all of the above e) a and b f) b and c a) bipolar disorder b) depression c) traumatic events d) all of the above 3. Which of the following is the most common way to commit suicide? a) hanging b) firearm c) drugs d) alcohol e) suffocation 4. In which of the following age groups is suicide most common? Factors a) 10-18 b) 19 - 29 c) 30-44 d) 45-59 e ) 60+ Correct Answers: 1. d 2. f 3. b 4. d Firearms are the most common method of suicide, with 55% of all suicides being completed with a firearm. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Thanks for listening! The End Bevilacqua, Valerie
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June 1, 2013
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May 31, 2013
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June 1, 2013
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June 1, 2013
http://health.ninemsn.com.au/family/familyhealth/689818/suicide-warning-signs-in-young-people Thank you for watching our presentation!
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