An unsuccessful, suicide attempt can cause the person to sink further into depression as well. There are many contributing factors when dealing with someone who wants to commit suicide but there are also a few myths that are associated with suicide as well. When people talk about committing suicide to another person this does not necessarily mean that they want to kill themselves, but it just might be that they are reaching out or crying for help. There are many different myths associated with suicide. Myths like: people who talk about suicide are just trying to get attention; from suicide occurring without warning; and suicidal people not wanting to die.
The biggest part of depression is thinking illogically. This causes the person to focus more on subjects that will keep them depressed; this will eventually lead to suicidal thought or actions (Grohol). Suicide is caused from untreated depression. There are always reasons behind someone committing suicide and it is extremely rare that someone will commit suicide for no reason (Caruso). Detecting someone with suicidal tendencies can be a bit tricky however, there five main common misconceptions about suicide; the first one i... ... middle of paper ... ...nd he again reiterates for the person thinking of committing suicide to seek help (Adelfson).
Being in prison is shown as a factor of risk in suicidal results and cases. Being around other suicidal people who have the same thoughts or might encourage the behavior is a risk. 20-50% of committed suicides have tried to commit before, therefore previous suicide attempts are also a significant risk factor (Smith). Often times if a person is contemplating suicide, warning signs and risk factors will be shown. Multiple cases of suicide have been linked to some type of depression or psychological disorder.
It may take one small act that can send a person over edge where they contemplate or even commit suicide. Suicide is a symptom and sign of serious depression. Depression is the top risk factor for suicide (www.healthline.com). Major psychiatric illness also known as bipolar disorders is another cause of suicide. Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.
Some people believe that teens who commit suicide do not give any warning signals. This is a very misguided conviction. When a teenager is considering suicide, they almost always show warning signs of being suicidal before they actually follow through. If someone is paying attention and not allowing the warning signs to pass by them, it is easier for that person to persuade their loved one that they can overcome their struggles. Although there are a number of things that can cause a teenager to comm... ... middle of paper ... ...such as segregation, slavery and poverty (Leach 94).
The three main definitions are Suicide, Suicide attempt, and Suicide ideation. Each one is vastly different from one another. Suicidal people have the mentality that they are helpless. They also have untreated depression in which people do not usually see. Every day ninety percent of suicides are people who have untreated depression, which people tend to ignore the deadly signs of depression.
Suicidal people are almost always full of conflicting emotions. Not all suicidal people really want to kill themselves (Schleifer 21). To some, suicide seems like the only option to deal with the pain that is attached with the emotional stress that accompanies suicide. Depression increases the magnitude of these feelings in the individuals. 75% of all people who commit suicide are depressed, according to a study done by the University of Texas (Teenage Suicide Causes).
Suicide, a worldwide social issue, occurs when a person’s life reaches an all-time low and usually happens because of untreated mental illnesses; suicide affects everyone that the victim has ever come in contact with and suicide rates can be reduced by people having an increased knowledge about what suicide is and how to help a friend if they are having suicidal thoughts or actions. “Suicide is the act of deliberately killing oneself. People willingly take part in many activities that carry a risk of death. But to be considered suicide, death must be self-inflicted—that is, it must result from self-injury or from purposefully exposing oneself to immediate fatal harm” (Kaslow and Dunn). The reasons for committing suicide are often complex and the effects can be catastrophic to everyone that took part in the victim’s life.
Suicide is a hidden problem, it is an avoidable problem through the adequate components,however it has tragic consequences. It not only appears in your local community, but it is a nation wide matter that is harmful and needs to be dealt with as well as overcome. Suicide is due to consequences of social, economic and psychological damages. Suicide is an ongoing problem with our population today and it is a leading cause of death in America. A life perished is a lost life with no cure, however a life suffering now has a cure and should be helped.Suicide prevention is tied in with raising awareness and concern in hope of helping those in need.Through suicide prevention we can gradually decrease the numbers of life loss on a basis as well as help
Individuals seem to commit suicide when they feel pressured by society. Suicidal people have problems and feel there is no alternative, their best solution would be to die. The individual cannot fathom the fact that maybe they can fix their problems. Unquestionable suicide is not the answer to anyone's problems. If society worked together to help suicidal individuals in distress know that there is a solution, then maybe we would have less suicide.