The act of taking one’s own life is known as suicide. Suicidal thoughts are common when people are undergoing stress or experiencing depression. Mostly there are temporary and can be treated however in certain cases the risk of attempting or completing this act.
Types of Suicide
An agreement between more than two or more people to commit suicide is a suicide pact.
Groups of people, such as members of an extreme religious sect or cult, may commit suicide together.
When a person first kills another person or persons and then ends his or her own life it is called a murder-suicide.
Causes of Suicide idealization
When a person feels they are no longer able to cope with an overwhelming situation suicidal thoughts can include depression, anxiety, financial problems, death of a loved one, a broken relationship, or a devastating or debilitating illness.
Furthermore common situations or life events that might cause these thoughts are grief, sexual abuse, financial problems, remorse, rejection, a relationship breakup, and unemployment.
Certain religious beliefs may influence people to commit this act. Some religions may leave people feeling guilty for things they have done and may lead them to believe they can’t be forgiven.
Person who experience these thoughts may show few signs or symptoms
- Withdrawing from social contact.
- Increasing use of alcohol or drugs.
- increased isolation.
- Feeling trapped or hopeless about a situation.
- Developing personality changes or being severely anxious or agitated.
- Experiencing depression, panic attacks.
- unable to experience pleasurable emotions from normally pleasurable life events such. as eating, exercise, social interaction, or sex.
- talking about suicide or dying, expressing regret about being alive.
It depends on the underlying cause of someone’s thoughts and behavior.
Also known as Talk Therapy is a method for lowering your risk of attempting suicide. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is also a form of talk therapy. This therapy is to teach you how to work through stressful life events and emotions and behavior.
Medication prescribed to ease symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. Therefore it reduce or eliminate certain thoughts.
- Avoiding alcohol and drugs.
- Exercising regularly.
- Sleeping well.
Nowadays there are many organizations and people are working hard on prevention and there are more resources available than ever.