What are the biggest causes of suicide in America?


So what are the biggest causes of suicide in America? It is a very sad topic but we should speak about it, too. What do you think the biggest causes are? Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find the great answers for this question. Committing suicide is very often some kind of cry out for help. There are people who “just” attempt suicide because they want other to pay attention to him, her. As for me I hope if someone needs my help – I will recognize it! I may not forgive myself if I didn’t.

Fortunately I haven’t had to face suicide among my acquaintances so far. Most people think that those countries have the highest rates in depression and committing suicide that are completely poor and undeveloped. But it’s not true. But the situation is that the suicide issue is a very deep and complex psychological issue that should be treated individually, rather than on a country level and depression is not easy to deal with since we are often not aware that some people may suffer from it. That’s why we are usually surprised when somebody commits suicide. So what are the reasons why people commit suicide?

In order to get the right answer, Insider Monkey has consulted sites like American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Live Science, and Suicide. We have picked three causes from their list: terminal illness, domestic violence or rape, and traumatic experiences. A terminal illness: there is no official data about how many people commit suicide because of a terminal illness, but is said that one in ten suicides committed can be linked with it. This simply shows how the terminal illnesses affect people, and how they can be one of the leading causes. The second cause we have chosen from Insider Monkey’s list is domestic violence or rape. According to the website Criminal Justice, one-quarter of female suicides happens because of domestic violence – these women don’t see the way they could escape from that and abusing situation. One in three women is the victims in domestic violence, so it is a very serious statistics. The rape is also a very often cause of committing suicide – about 17% of American women are victims of that terrible act. At last but not least we mention the traumatic experiences, when people went through something that they can’t cope with. They feel there is no help for them, for example people with PTSD, especially after participating in a war.
If you are interested in more causes, it is worth reading Insider Monkey’s article about the biggest causes of suicide in America.