Use Durkheim’s theory to explain why suicide rates have increased

You work for a non-profit organization dedicated to improving community health. Suicide in your city and around the country has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s.The local health department has recently learned about the excellent work your organization is doing are doing in the community and they would like you to give a presentation on the power (usefulness of sociological perspective) of sociology to the address the issue of rising suicide rates.
Use Durkheim’s theory to explain why suicide rates have increased.

How Durkheim’s theory can be useful in understanding suicide rates – explain the how Durkheim linked social ties within a group or social solidarity to study suicide rates.

How would you best describe the power (usefulness) of sociology? In other words, what are the major strengths of the sociological approach to understanding our social world?




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