Suicide is a a global issue. Nearly one million suicides occur worldwide every year, which means that every forty (40) seconds somebody dies by suicide, with anywhere from 10 million to 20 million suicide attempts annually. According to some research suicide rates are 50%-60% higher than the official rate.
The current attitude and dilemmas, unlike in previous times, suicide is so common. Surprisingly, the culture in which you were raised – including your religion (or lack of it) can shape this fundamental aspect of your personality.
The reasons why a person to commit suicide are multifaceted and complex as the thousands of people who do so every year. These days it seems suicide among teens and young adults is out of control. We are regularly hearing reports about someone taking their life. Suicide occurs in persons of all ages and backgrounds, but certain groups of people are at increased risk for suicide attempts.
- Sickness and disability are also count as reason behind suicide. A serious illness, a terminal illness, a serious accident, chronic physical pain.
- Untreated mental illness (including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others) is the cause for the vast majority of suicides.
- Some people die by suicide because of a depression that was caused by genetics. You probably have heard about some individuals who died by suicide and did not exhibit any symptoms or appear to have any serious problems. In these cases, it is possible that the person had depression that occurred because of this genetic factor.
- Addiction to drugs and alcohol, in this day and age, has become a major factor, which leads a person to suicide.
- Loss of hope and feeling helpless, having a deep feeling of being trapped in a negative situation or believing that things will never "get better.
- Mostly bullying appears as a main reason behind suicides cases. We were bullied at school, on the bus, in the neighborhood, or even in the workplace, it is something we are all familiar with. Sometimes it is more often, many kids these days having such trouble dealing with bullying, and do so many seem to be taking their life. When someone is constantly belittled, mocked, or bullied, and no one (mom or dad) is there to remind them that they are special. They don’t realize that this is all temporary. The never heard that they had a purpose, given by God, that no one can take that away. When you are bullied most of every day, or when things are said that cut to the core of a person, it can consume a person. It may seem like the only option is suicide.
- Women with lots of children might be stressed but they are less likely to commit suicide, but hunger compel them to do this. Suicide rate in Pakistan directly related to an increasing poverty rate. In a country like Pakistan where growing economic instability, especially poverty are main causes.
- Loss of family or friends, Relationship break-ups, the death of a loved one. A divorce, separation, or breakup of a relationship. Losing custody of children, or feeling that a child custody decision is not fair.
- A serious loss, such as financial problems, loss of a job, house, or money.
- The increasing suicide rate in Pakistan on the increasing poverty rate. There is so much desperation nowadays that cause suicide. There are many more individuals those are extremely annoyed with poverty and inflation. A demand from a money lender, a knock at the door by a bill collector, or a threat from a neighbour for recovery of a long-standing loan could well trigger the next suicide.
- Many people have thoughts of suicide for a number of reasons. It is very rare that someone dies by suicide because of one cause. Thus, there are usually several causes, and not just one, for suicide.
Inability to deal with a perceived "failure."
- Intense emotional pain. Unresolved abuse (of any kind) from the past. Being victimized (domestic violence, rape, assault, etc). Physical abuse, Verbal abuse, sexual abuse. A loved one being victimized (child murder, child molestation, kidnapping, murder, rape, assault, etc.).
- Serious legal problems, such as criminal prosecution or incarceration.
- Feeling "taken advantage of."
- Low self-esteem. a feeling of not being accepted by family, friends, or society. A horrible disappointment like one has not lived up to his or her high expectations or those of another.
These all things are reasons of depression, and untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.
While suicide is not universally preventable, it is possible to recognize some warning signs and symptoms that may enable you or your loved ones to access treatment before a suicide attempt. It has been estimated that up to 75% of suicide victims display some warning signs or symptoms.
Warning signs of suicide:
- Talk of, or preoccupation with, suicide or death; threatening suicide; writing about death or suicide.
- Withdrawal from family and friends.
- Reckless behavior, increased risk-taking, irritability.
- Making statements about life not being worth living, hating life, that the "world would be better off without me," and similar feelings.
- Increased alcohol or drug use
- Feelings of rage or uncontrolled anger.
- Seeking access to firearms, pills, or other methods to commit suicide.
- Changing wills, preoccupation with putting one's affairs in order.
- Dramatic changes in personality.
If you suspect suicidal thoughts in yourself or anyone, seek professional help immediately. Go to a clinic, emergency room, or psychiatric facility. Do not leave an individual alone who has expressed thoughts of suicide. Help them to fight the depression, make them consult a psychiatrist if you have to, support and advise them, try your best to uplift their spirits, be there for them, make them laugh and make them somehow understand that suicide is not the solution to problems.