Officials from New York said that there are more people who died by suicide, compared to homicides and deaths in motor vehicle accidents. It seems that the suicide rate has risen over the past years and many people decide to end their lives due to different reasons. The saddest thing is that most of them could be saved, but they did not talk to anybody or nobody saw them acting in a different way.
For example, in 2014, 565 people from New York died by suicide, while 325 were murdered. There were also 270 deaths in vehicle accidents. Mary Basset, health commissioner, said the dates are concerning her. It seems that not enough people get the support they need in time. Moreover, there are more women who committed suicide than they were before. The suicide rate is highest among those who are between 45 and 64 years old. This happens mostly because that is a period when their children are already grown up or they realize they did not follow their dreams.
People should be more aware of those who suffer from mental illness. They are at a higher risk because, sometimes, they do not realize what they are doing. There should be more mental health resources available and more lives will be saved. Even though things are not looking good, the suicide rate in New York is below the national average. In 2014, 13 people of 100 000 were taking their lives.
Every life counts. It does not matter if one or twelve people committed suicide, there should be none. Life can be really hard and sometimes, without help, people do not see any reason why they should keep fighting. There are persons who do not have mental issues, but because their business is not working or they broke up with their loved ones. They need help to understand that not matter what happens, time is healing any wound.
Homicides and deaths in vehicle accidents are harder to control than suicide. The power to save a life stays in our hands. The officials are expecting more people to commit suicide in the future, as the rate is rising by every year. Suicide is a major issue in the whole world, not only in the United States. Millions of people decide to end their lives without thinking of any other options.
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