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Suicide - Causes, Precautionary Measures

Published on Mar 09, 2022 and last reviewed on Mar 10, 2022   -  5 min read


Suicide can sound foolish, but it is a whisper of deep suffering. Please read this article to learn more about it.

Suicide - Causes, Precautionary Measures


An attempt to cause death to one's self is known as suicide. Suicide is attempted due to the mental pressure experienced by an individual. A shocking or traumatic event can follow it. People who commit suicide have a low tolerance for sad occasions. A healthy person who handled many hardships in life is also known to commit suicide. Therefore, it depends on how an individual perceives a stressful situation. It is possible to guide people who are impulsive with some psychotherapy treatment.

What Is the Mentality of People Who Commit Suicide?

A person commits suicide only when he feels hopeless in life. If a person is there by their side to encourage them in all their endeavors, then there are possibilities for the individual to feel really better. If a person is not good enough to support them mentally, the person will be pushed to loneliness. This loneliness can either be physical or mental.

Physical loneliness refers to the state where the person actually does not have anybody to support. Mental loneliness can happen due to mental illness. In mental loneliness, the person will feel lonely and unsupportive though many friends and family members surround them. Many reports suggest that loneliness has been the reason for suicide. People who stay in group therapy or volunteering organizations are known to have a healthy mentality, and they can beat loneliness and hopelessness in comparison with others.

What Are the Causes of Suicide?

The causes of suicide are:

Who Are Affected More?

Women have increased suicidal thoughts than men. This might be associated with the alteration in their mood patterns. The cause of their mood instability is hormonal fluctuations. Depression rates in menopausal women are known to be higher. But, men actually commit suicide at a higher rate than women. The attempt to commit suicide is four-time more in females than males. The increased suicidal thoughts were more prominent in females at the age of 25.

According to medical reports, men die from suicide by nearly three or four times more than females. The suicide rate was higher in males at the age of 65. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report, Europe is known to have the highest number of suicides in men. The western pacific region was known to have the maximum number of recorded cases for suicide. Other continents like Europe and America also had 13 to 13.5 percent of recorded suicide cases. From this, we can understand that society and culture are influencing a person directly or indirectly. This is due to the persisting taboo that is not openly discussed.

The reason for higher suicide in men was analyzed. A man is considered as an individual who was having independence and considerable levels of economic status. This perspective on their gender prevented him from seeking help during traumatic situations. Women were known to commit suicide in cases where the husband was in illegal affairs or case if she was infertile—the death of the partner caused a depression of suicide in both males and females.

On the other hand, the family members of the person who committed suicide are also affected. Some suicide reasons might be an open secret, but some might be hidden and not known until the end. In such cases, it would be a permanent pain for their loved ones.

What Are the Precautionary Measures?

We can take a few precautionary measures to prevent the rates of suicide. They are:

You can also get help from our online platform.


Last reviewed at:
10 Mar 2022  -  5 min read




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