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We must light the dark corners of taboo and stigma We must silence the loud voices of ignorance-Adrina Wrobleski Suicide has accumulated notable recognition over the past few decades now the third leading cause of death of young people aged 15-24 years old and it still remains in the top ten leading causes of death for all age groups in North America Suicide Awareness Voices of Education The regulated knee-jerk reaction to the word suicide evokes an array of emotions ranging from sorrow and pity to bitterness and animosity These diverse attitudes toward suicide belong to diverse social groups and individuals who all take into factor the religious argument the principle of the value of life individual rights and freedoms and the legal attitude towards suicide the social argument and the concept of rational suicide Many argue that suicide or self-harm is a method to call attention to oneself instead of a cry for help Either way suicide is a meaningful behavior on the steady rise in the world and a new perspective light must be cast upon it-that an individual has an inalienable right to life as well as death but people should nevertheless have empathy for those with suicidal behavior and understand what drives a person to the point of killing himherself Today it persists to be a major issue in society because of the increased notoriety and media attention those that do kill themselves receive post-mortem and not pre-mortem There are ethical issues that have been debated since the dawn of time suicide being one of them The first recorded suicide happening as early as the biblical era The early Christians had a severe problem with suicide because many people were killing themselves in the belief that they would instantly be reunited with Jesus or a loved one in heaven Wrobleski 38 This was becoming a big problem for the state and church losing so many members of the community like
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