WHAT IS SUICIDE
Is a purposeful act of killing oneself or taking one's own life.
WHAT IS ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
It is a nonfatal self inflicted injurious behaviour with the intention to die as a result of the behaviour.
Possible Causes Of Suicide
1. PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS
a. Loss of a loved one
b. Loss of relationship (divorce or separation)
c. Suicide of a loved one or a peer.
d. Loss of status or respect
e. Stigma associated with mental illness or help seeking.
f. Neglect, abuse etc
2 SOCIAL FACTORS
Under this topic I'll group it into
a. Stressful life event(Acute experiences)
b. Economic Stressors ( Ongoing difficulties)
Under Stressful life events(Acute experiences)
a. Break ups and other threats to important relationships
b. Events such as sack from one's job or school, arrested or evicted.
Under Economic Stressors( Ongoing difficulties)
a. Unemployment or underemployment
b. Poor housing
c. Debt or poor finances
d. Inability to meet family obligations
3. LEGAL PROBLEMS OR DIFFICULTIES
a. Law suits
b. Criminal offences and incarceration
4. SOCIAL SUPPORT ISSUES
a. Barriers to accessing mental health care.
b. Poor interpersonal relationship (parents, children)
c. Geographical Isolation from a support system.
5. MENTAL DISORDERS
a. Mood or affective disorders ( Major depression, bipolar, post partum depression)
c. Sleeping disorders Example is Insomnia
d. Personality disorders( borderline and antisocial personality disorder)
e. Substance Used disorders( Marijuana, alcohol etc)
f. Eating Disorders ( Anorexia nervosa)
g. Anxiety disorders( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic anxiety disorders )
6. MEDICAL CONDITIONS
b. Terminal Disease( Cancer etc)
c. History of head injury.
d. Substance intoxication
e. Substance Withdrawal ( Alcohol, Cocaine)
f. Worsening of chronic illness
g. Use of prescribed medications that has increased rates of suicides.
It is very important to support or to know your family and friends behaviour if they good or not so you will be able to assist them in situations like these comes.
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