Thursday, October 15, 2015

Notice People Around You


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We all have watched the documentary in Health class and that it was about a high school that have been through some horrible events such as there were 4 students that killed themselves. And on of the teachers was close to one of those students and he said that he talked to the student the night he killed himself and then two hours later the teacher gets a phone call saying that the student hung himself in his mother's bathroom. Scientist have figured out a way to drop the suicidal rates by 90% which is to physically restrict access to suicidal hotspots. I feel there has to be some other higher strategy to lower the rates than just physically restricting access to suicidal hotspots because maybe that person just needed to be asked if they were okay. Some people just want to know if anyone cares anymore.

Do you think that this is an effective strategy?
What would you do if you had a friend who was going through depression?
What other strategies can you think oh to help these people?

8 comments:

  1. this is not an effective strategy because there is no solution instead of having a dead person you have a person wish that they were dead which is way worse I think that the only way to deal with this problem is to teach people at an early age that they should respect and care for one another and to really listen to that person. some people may argue that we have that now but that is not the case. some people in this world may claim that they really care about others when they only want to help people that they find value instead of the person who really needs it. some people may want to help people just so they can ignore there own problem. the only way to drop the suicide rate is to teach peace and understanding, some people think success or fulfillment of their goals will lead to happiness. when the truth is that finding inner peace and happiness is the only way to find success.

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  2. this is not an effective strategy because there is no solution instead of having a dead person you have a person wish that they were dead which is way worse I think that the only way to deal with this problem is to teach people at an early age that they should respect and care for one another and to really listen to that person. some people may argue that we have that now but that is not the case. some people in this world may claim that they really care about others when they only want to help people that they find value instead of the person who really needs it. some people may want to help people just so they can ignore there own problem. the only way to drop the suicide rate is to teach peace and understanding, some people think success or fulfillment of their goals will lead to happiness. when the truth is that finding inner peace and happiness is the only way to find success.

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  3. I believe that restricting suicide hotspots is ineffective in dropping suicide rates because there are alternative ways- other than jumping off cliffs, buildings, or bridges- to kill one's self. Depression is a major leading cause of suicide. Those who are depressed feel defeated, hopeless, anxious, stressed, or any other possible negative moods you can think of. We as a community need to make it our obligation to reach out to someone who seems sad, lonely, etc. and lend them helping a hand. Not only would we be making that person's day a bit happier, but we could also be that person's "lifesaver" that Mrs. Trisko mentioned in class the other day. If I knew someone that was going through depression I would talk to them and ask them what's bothering them. I would then offer my help, give them advice, and advise them to talk to a trusted adult or therapist so they can get the right treatment that they deserve.

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    1. I fully agree with you that its not an effective strategy. Being a good friend can be enough to save someone's life if not many lives. I personally had a family friend commit suicide by hanging and it hit me hard even though he was a family friend. Every time I saw him he was so happy and I feel its really hard to spot people who are going through something because that family friend was really secretive and would hide it from everyone. I've also had another family friend who didn't really feel comfortable talking to anyone but us so what happened was that we just talked to each other and my family just asked what was going on and just spoke to him about the good sides of living and today he is still with us and he has gotten over his depression over months and months of talking.

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  4. I think reducing suicidal hotspots would be beneficial toward preventing suicides. However, it may not be the best choice. There are many other ways people end their lives besides the ones states(bathtubs and closets are always accessible). This would make the idea of reducing hotspots ineffective. On the other hand, as an alternative, you can't just force other people to be friends with suicidal kids. Most of the time people don't even know their friend is thinking about committing suicide. Coming from the public's standpoint as a whole, I think stopping access to suicidal hotspots is a logical thing to do.

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  5. I think that theirs always going to be a way someone can kill themselves is its not going to be very effective. If someone wanted to kill themselves they probably will always try to find a way. If i knew someone who was dealing with depression i would talk to them for a long time and see/hear their problem and see if i can help and if i cant help i would tell someone who might help like a counselor. The bigger way to prevent suicide is to first find a way to get people to open up and find the people who are struggling and help cure their thoughts and depression. I think asking people if their okay more often and in school doing some exercise that may help people tell someone about their problems and open up more. Also asking people if they want to see a school therapist or someone to talk too.

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  6. I really liked the way you added the video in your post because that video really was something that we actually needed to pay attention to. I think that there are many people around us that are having issues with there life and no one knows it!! I think maybe that schools should have more support groups so that students can get help.

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  7. I think that theirs always going to be a way someone can kill themselves is its not going to be very effective. If someone wanted to kill themselves they probably will always try to find a way. If a person is willing to take their life then they will achieve it.

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