Suicide in india


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Suicide in india

  1. 1. • Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. •Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world, especially among young people. •Lack of access to appropriate care is one of the many factors that magnify the stigma associated with mental illness and with suicidal ideation and behaviour. This type of stigma, which is deeply rooted in most societies, can arise for different reasons.
  2. 2. • More than one lakh persons (1,35,445) in the country lost their lives by committing suicide during the year 2012. • It is observed that social and economic causes have led most of the males to commit suicides whereas emotional and personal causes have mainly driven females to end their lives. • 15 Suicides took place every hour.
  3. 3. Suicide is preventable, most suicidal individuals desperately want to live, they are just unable to see the alternatives to their problems Most suicidal individuals give definite warning of their suicidal intentions but others are either unaware of the significance of these warnings or do not know how to respond to them Talking about suicide does not cause someone to be suicidal
  4. 4. Who successfully commits suicide more often, men or women? The overall male:female ratio of suicide victims for the year 2012 was 65:35, however, the proportion of Boys : Girls suicide victims (upto 14 years of age) was 49:51.
  5. 5. Who attempts suicide more often, men or women? Women
  6. 6. What age group is most likely to commit suicide?
  7. 7. Is a married or unmarried person more likely to commit suicide? Nearly 71.1% of the suicide victims were married males while 67.9% were married females.
  8. 8. What are the causes of suicide?
  9. 9. Stressors that are most likely to induce suicide Adolescents interpersonal conflicts separation and rejection 40 to 60 years old Economic problems Above 60 years old Medical illness
  10. 10. What occupations are at significant risk for suicide?
  11. 11. What are the 3 risk factors for likely commit suicide ? Middle age Male Alcoholic
  12. 12. Feeling irritable, restless, angry or sad most of the time Change in sleep pattern, self-care, sex drive  withdrawal / isolation  threatening to hurt or kill him/her self Looking for a way to kill him/her self Talking or writing about death or suicide Recent losses or major life changes Previous suicide attempts Family history of suicide Excessive alcohol or drugs
  13. 13. Be aware learn the warning signs Get involved, become available Show interest and support Be willing to listen Talk openly about suicide Do not leave the person alone Do not swear secrecy Remove means Get help from others Contact your nearest helpline
  14. 14. You are not alone… We are here to help you
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