The Pros And Cons Of Suicide And Depression

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One million people die of suicide worldwide every year that breaks down to one death by suicide every 40 seconds (world health organization par 1). That means in the time it took you to brush your teeth this morning that three people died of suicide. That also means that three thousand people died today alone from suicide. However, many people still argue that suicide and depression aren't an issue, however suicide is the third leading cause of death or people aged 15-45 and the eleventh leading cause of death worldwide (world health organization par 4).Which overall makes it a very large dangerous issue. While there are many reasons people die of suicide most are attributed to depression. Unlike most diseases, depression often goes untreated and often undiagnosed as well, “Only about 50 percent of adolescents with depression get diagnosed before reaching adulthood. And as many as 2 in 3 depressed teens don't get the care that could help them”(Aubrey par 1). Furthermore Walton shows in her research that once diagnosed 65% of patients diagnosed…show more content…
While some people view depression a disease that needs intensive treatment many do not. One of the biggest arguments against depression treatment is that it isn't a medical condition and therefore doesn't need such intensive treatment. This argument is that depression is a sadness and being such doesn't need medication or psychotherapy. Some forms of alternative treatment for this argument may be proper rest, a healthy diet, exercise, resolving the issue that is causing you to be “sad”, or simply waiting for it to pass and not intervening in anyway. Experts on the opposing side would argue that it is more than a sadness and that these are not enough. However, experts have found that while along with medication and therapy, rest, exercise, natural sunlight and proper diet do help to treat
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