Specific Purpose: To aware people about suicide and help them to find out if someone could be living this awful situation. By being aware all of us could save lives in danger. Introduction:
Attention Getter: Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. surpassed by accidents and homicide. (According to Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) Statement of Significance: Suicide or “self-killing” or “an act of taking one’s own life” according to Robert M. Martin. Now committing suicide is very common in nowadays anyone could be in danger of doing it, your mom, dad, brother, sister, uncle, and aunt could be going through this hard stage. I will tell you the main causes of suicide, the signs of a suicidal person, and how could you help someone on need.
Preview: Today I will be talking about why people commit suicide, the sings and methods and finally how we can help someone that wants to commit suicide.
Transition: Now that I covered the significance let’s see why people do it Body:
I. Why do people commit suicide?
They think it’s killing themselves is the only way of his/her problems. 1.
Usually when someone takes over hi/her life they aren’t thinking straight because for example (when you were little and you went to the doctor and they wanted to give you an injection you would say no, because it would hurt. Now imagine wanting to end up with your own life) 2.
Most of the times suicide is planned buy in other cases is not planned its just and instinct that people have and supposedly their way out of problems. Women attempt suicide more often than men, but men are 4 times more likely to commit suicide because men use more effective methods such as gun and hanging themselves.
Having some personal problems such as a breakup, a big fight with a loved one, parents getting a divorce, being an outcast in school or in other place, even an...
References: 1. Robert M. Martin Suicide: The Philosophical Issues New York: 1980 48-54
2. Edwin S. Shneidman Suicidology: Contemporary Developments New York 1976 1-14
3. Methods of suicide http://listverse.com/health/top-10-ways-to-commit-suicide/ 24 June 2008
4. Suicide in general http://kidsheath.org/parent/emotions/behaviors/suicide.html 24 June 2008
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