Human Life is Precious

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Suicide is the act of terminating one's own life. The reason behind this emotional madness act including shame, guilty feeling, depression, financial pressure, anxiety and lonelyness. The World Health Organization noted that someone commits suicide every 40 seconds thus making it one of the leading causes of death in the world. Today in ‘The Los Angeles Times' newspaper had news that after falling for more than a decade, the United States suicide rate has climbed steadily since 1999, driven by an alarming increase among middle-age adults, researchers said Monday.

A new six-year analysis in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that the U.S. suicide rate rose to 11 per 100,000 people in 2005, from 10.5 per 100,000 in 1999, an increase of just under 5%. The report found that virtually all of the increase was attributable to a nearly 16% jump in suicides among people ages 40 to 64, a group not commonly seen as high-risk. The rate for that age group rose to 15.6 per 100,000 in 2005, from 13.5 per 100,000 in 1999.

Susan P. Baker, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and an author of the study, said she was baffled by the findings. Sociological studies have found that middle age is generally a time of relative security and emotional well-being, she said. "We really don't know what is causing this," said Dr. Paula Clayton, research director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, who was not involved in the study. "All we have is speculation." One possibility, she said, is that the increase in suicides might be tied to a concurrent increase in abuse of prescription pain pills, such as OxyContin. Studies have shown that people who abuse drugs are at greater risk for suicide, she noted.

In end I think a person with nervous disorder, bipolar, schizophrenia can act such because of anxiety and depression. We all must together understand the growing problem not in US but around the world. If we can help saving a life, God will surely reward us as HE loves his creation.

Feroz Ahmed Bawany goal is to increase my knowledge and to understand the only civilized creations of Almighty Lord are HUMAN. He is a regular contributer to TRCB.com.

 

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