• 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.
• 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.
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
Who successfully commits suicide more often, men or
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.
Who attempts suicide more often, men or women?
What age group is most likely to commit suicide?
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
Stressors that are most likely to induce suicide
separation and rejection
40 to 60 years old
Above 60 years old
What occupations are at significant risk for suicide?
What are the 3 risk factors for likely commit suicide ?
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
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
Get help from others
Contact your nearest helpline