WHAT IS SUCIDE?
Suicide, also known as completed suicide, is the "act of taking one's own life".
Attempted suicide or non-fatal suicidal behavior is self-injury with the desire to end
one's life that does not result in death.
Assisted suicide is when one individual helps another bring about their own death
indirectly via providing either advice or the means to the end.
This is in contrast to euthanasia, where another person takes a more active role in
bringing about a person's death.
Suicidal ideations is thoughts of ending one's life but not taking any active efforts to
CAUSES OF SUICIDE
the cause of which is frequently attributed to
a mental disorder,
borderline personality disorder,
Stress factors such as financial difficulties,
troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a role.
Efforts to prevent suicide include
limiting access to firearms,
treating mental illness and drug misuse,
improving economic development,
TOP TEN WAYS TO DIE
Around 800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year.,
it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide,
Rates are higher in men than in women,
males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females,
There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides
Attempts are more common in young people and females.
HOW IT IS DONE?
The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is
partly related to availability.
Common methods include:
The Abrahamic religions consider suicide an offense towards God
due to the belief in the sanctity of life.
the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of
atonement for failure or as a form of protest.
Sati, a now outlawed East Indian practice, expected the widow to
immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or
under pressure from the family and society.
Suicide and attempted suicide, while previously criminally
It remains a criminal offense in many countries,
In the 20th and 21st centuries, suicide in the form of self-
immolation has been used as a medium of protest,
kamikaze and suicide bombings have been used as a military or
Step #1: Promise not to do anything right now
Even though you’re in a lot of pain right now, give yourself some distance
between thoughts and action. Make a promise to yourself: "I will wait 24 hours
and won't do anything drastic during that time." Or, wait a week.
Step #2: Avoid drugs and alcohol
Suicidal thoughts can become even stronger if you have taken drugs or
alcohol. It is important to not use nonprescription drugs or alcohol when you
feel hopeless or are thinking about suicide.
Step #3: Make your home safe Remove things you could use to
hurt yourself, such as pills, knives, razors, or firearms. If you are
unable to do so, go to a place where you can feel safe.
Step #4: Take hope – people DO get through this
Even people who feel as badly as you are feeling now manage to
survive these feelings. Take hope in this. There is a very good chance
that you are going to live through these feelings, no matter how much
self-loathing, hopelessness, or isolation you are currently experiencing.
Just give yourself the time needed and don’t try to go it alone.