Tina B. Crews
Ashford University
PSY303: Abnormal Psychology

Instructor:   Alison Humphreys

July 30, 2012

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                                                        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 suicides occur per every suicide death.”
“Suicidal behavior is complex. Some risk factors vary with age, gender, or ethnic group and may occur in combination or change over time.”
Research shows that risk factors for suicide include depression and other mental disorders, or a substance-abuse disorder (often in combination with other mental disorders). More than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have these risk factors.   According to the article, it states that up to 15% of those who are clinically depressed die by suicide. In 1997, suicide was the 8th leading cause of death in the United States.
10.6 out of every 100,000 persons died by suicide. The total number of suicides was approximately 30,535.In 1996 there were an estimated 500,000 suicide attempts. There are an

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Estimated 8 to 25 attempted suicides to 1 completion; the ratio is higher in women and youth and lower in men and the elderly. More than four times as many men than women die by suicide.
Anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status, can suffer from depression. It is estimated that 19 million Americans suffer from depression every year.
  According to another...