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Suicide By: Jorge Tabarés
Introduction – What is Suicide?
<ul><li>The idea that people have about suicide of a bad way to die is universal and shared by everyone. In other words, a...
<ul><li>Christianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Islamism and Hinduism have opposed suicide as if it were sin, although it has not...
<ul><li>In ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Scandinavia, Feudal Japan, Egypt or China, suicide was practiced by diverse m...
Why do People commit suicide? <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Bipolar Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Schizophrenia </li><...
Depression <ul><li>Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.  </li></ul><ul><li>Depression occurs because ...
PostPartum Depression <ul><li>“ After two months of suffering from severe anxiety attacks, feeling very, very sad but not ...
Schizophrenia <ul><li>Four in ten people who suffer from schizophrenia attempt suicide.  </li></ul><ul><li>One in ten peop...
Bipolar Disorder <ul><li>Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes strong mood swings or &quot;episodes.&quot;   </...
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  <ul><li>PTSD is a mental disorder that may occur in people who experience or witnes...
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Suicide  (LGBT) Teen Suicide
<ul><li>&quot;I always knew that I was gay. I also remember seeing heterosexual couples and knowing that I wasn't like the...
Why do these people to commit suicide? <ul><li>Ignorant people cannot accept others that are not like them. And they do no...
Teen Suicide <ul><li>Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying t...
Causes of Teen Suicide <ul><li>Death of a parent. </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce of parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling like a &...
Suicide Statistics
U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Young, Old Age Groups <ul><li>Rate Per </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
 
Statistics 2001, 2004, 2005 Graph
Prevention
How to prevent a suicidal person to commit suicide? <ul><li>Always take suicidal comments very seriously. </li></ul><ul><l...
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes <ul><li>Carver </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Brittain </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Byrnes </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Suicide By: Jorge Tabarés
  2. 2. Introduction – What is Suicide?
  3. 3. <ul><li>The idea that people have about suicide of a bad way to die is universal and shared by everyone. In other words, an unacceptable way of dying according to society and even punished by the law. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Christianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Islamism and Hinduism have opposed suicide as if it were sin, although it has not always been like that. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Scandinavia, Feudal Japan, Egypt or China, suicide was practiced by diverse motives of honor: a military defeat, or another dramatic example will be the sacrifice of the widows at their husband´s funeral. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why do People commit suicide? <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Bipolar Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Schizophrenia </li></ul><ul><li>PTSD </li></ul><ul><li>Postpartum Depression </li></ul>
  7. 7. Depression <ul><li>Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>Depression occurs because of an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, many people do not receive treatment for depression, and those, are at risk for suicide. </li></ul>
  8. 8. PostPartum Depression <ul><li>“ After two months of suffering from severe anxiety attacks, feeling very, very sad but not really being able to cry and not being able to talk to anyone, I thought I must be losing my mind. I wanted to end it all. I thought my husband, new baby and four kids would be better off without me. I didn't really want to die. I didn't want to live either if I was going to be like this.” </li></ul><ul><li>Women usually begin to experience postpartum depression within the first two weeks after childbirth.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Schizophrenia <ul><li>Four in ten people who suffer from schizophrenia attempt suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>One in ten people who suffer from schizophrenia dies by suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>People with schizophrenia often have hallucinations and/or delusions. They may hear voices that no one else can hear, believe that other people are controlling their thoughts… </li></ul><ul><li>The disorder is caused by genetic factors and is not caused by a response to negative experiences, stress, alcohol or drug use. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bipolar Disorder <ul><li>Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes strong mood swings or &quot;episodes.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A manic episode may occur when an elevated mood exists with three or more of the other symptoms for most of the day, nearly every day, for one week or longer. </li></ul><ul><li>A depressive episode occurs when several of the above symptoms last for two weeks or longer. Basically if &quot;the blues&quot; last for two weeks, you probably have depression, or have experienced a depressive episode. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) <ul><li>PTSD is a mental disorder that may occur in people who experience or witness intense violence, serious accidents, or life-threatening situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Military combat </li></ul><ul><li>Rape </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>Assault </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual molestation </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual abuse </li></ul><ul><li>A kidnapping </li></ul><ul><li>Experiencing a rapid heart beat </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme vigilance - Always feeling &quot;on guard&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty working </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Suicide (LGBT) Teen Suicide
  13. 13. <ul><li>&quot;I always knew that I was gay. I also remember seeing heterosexual couples and knowing that I wasn't like them. I would get very depressed about not being like other kids. Many times I would take a kitchen knife and press it against my chest, wondering if I should push it all the way in,&quot;  </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why do these people to commit suicide? <ul><li>Ignorant people cannot accept others that are not like them. And they do not understand that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trangender people do not &quot;choose&quot; their orientation;they are born lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, just like some people are born with white skin and others are born with black skin. </li></ul><ul><li>And the discrimination, ignorance, and intolerance that members of the LGBT community experience when they are young continue into adulthood. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teen Suicide <ul><li>Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with or to get relief from really bad thoughts or feelings. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Causes of Teen Suicide <ul><li>Death of a parent. </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce of parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling like a &quot;pawn&quot; that is being used between feuding, divorced parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Joining a new family with a step-parent and step-siblings. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking up with a boyfriend / girlfriend. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving to a new community. </li></ul><ul><li>Not feeling accepted by peers. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Suicide Statistics
  18. 18. U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Young, Old Age Groups <ul><li>Rate Per </li></ul><ul><li>Number Per Day 100,000 % of Deaths </li></ul><ul><li>Total ......................30,622...............83.9...........10.8................1.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Males ....................24,672...............67.6............17.6................2.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Females...................5,950...............16.3..............4.1................0.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Whites....................27,710...............75.9............11.9................1.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Nonwhites................2,912..................8.0.............5.6................0.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Blacks......................1,957..................5.4.............5.3................0.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Elderly (65+ yrs.).....5,393................14.8............15.3................0.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Young (15-24 yrs.)...3,971................10.9.............9.9...............12.3 </li></ul>
  19. 21. Statistics 2001, 2004, 2005 Graph
  20. 22. Prevention
  21. 23. How to prevent a suicidal person to commit suicide? <ul><li>Always take suicidal comments very seriously. </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to act shocked. </li></ul><ul><li>Get help Immediately, do not handle the situation by yourself. </li></ul>
  22. 24. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes <ul><li>Carver </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Brittain </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Byrnes </li></ul>
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