Depression/Suicide Essay

615 words - 3 pages

Tina B. Crews
Ashford University
PSY303: Abnormal Psychology

Instructor: Alison Humphreys

July 30, 2012

RUNNING head……….. Suicide Risks Page 1.

Suicide Risks

According to the article, it states that” suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. In 2007, it was the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 34,598 deaths. The overall rate was 11.3 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. An estimated 11 attempted ...view middle of the document...

According to another article it states that a large-scale research studies have found that depression is about twice as common in women as in men. In the United States, researchers estimate that in any given one-year period, depressive illnesses affect 12 percent of women (more than 12 million women) and nearly seven percent of men (more than six million men).” (
Among girls, the most significant risk factor for suicide is the presence of major depression, which, in some studies, increases the risk of suicide twelve-fold. Among boys, a previous suicide attempt is the most potent predictor, increasing the rate more than thirty-fold. It is followed by depression, which increases the risk of suicide by about twelve-fold

In regards to suicide risk, what I would do or say if I knew someone who is having difficulties with interpersonal style, emotional regulation, or impulse control do not leave him or her alone. Also, how would I react to someone who was threatening suicide in an overly dramatic way? First of...

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