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 The effects of suicide and what to do

By ericvictor • 25 days ago • 532 views • 182 comments

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death . Mental disorders, including

depression , bipolar disorder , schizophrenia ,

personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and

substance abuse —including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors.  

 Some suicides are impulsive acts due to stress, such as from financial difficulties, troubles with relationships, or bullying. Those who have previously attempted suicide are at a higher risk for future attempts. Effective suicide prevention efforts include limiting access to methods of suicide—such as

firearms , drugs, and poisons; treating mental disorders and substance misuse; proper media reporting of suicide; and improving economic conditions.  Even though crisis hotlines are common, there is little evidence for their effectiveness. 

The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. What drives so many individuals to take their own lives? To those who are not in the grips of suicidal depression and despair, it’s difficult to understand what drives so many individuals to take their own lives. But a suicidal person is in so much pain that he or she can see no other option.

Suicide is a desperate attempt to escape suffering that has become unbearable. Blinded by feelings of self-loathing, hopelessness, and isolation, a suicidal person can’t see any way of finding relief except through death. But despite their desire for the pain to stop, most suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.


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