Suicide is the leading causes of death in the US. Hence it is considered as a major Public Health issue.
It is found that most suicides start with a thought about committing suicide or begin planning to commit suicide. In the subsequent stages, individuals may try some sort of a self-directed and possibly a non-fatal Act with the eventual goal as to die.
In cases where they succeed in this attempt it could result in a suicide. So a suicide can be termed as self-directed death caused by injurious behavior that one directs towards himself or herself with the idea of dying as a result of that act.
Do you know that suicide was the second leading cause of death among the population with age less than 40. This is as per the statistics collected by the centers for Disease Control and prevention in 2017. It may also come as a surprise to you and also as a sad fact that the number of suicides is more than double the number of homicides committed in the US.
While suicide is a tragic and sometimes a more Complex and complicated event, it must be noted that in most cases it is preventable. Identifying warning signs and symptoms and providing necessary help could result in prevention of suicide in most cases.
Let us take a look at some of the most common signs and symptoms after people who are likely to commit suicide.
let us now look at what could be done if someone appears to be in some sort of emotional or extreme physical pain
the first step
is to ask one of the most difficult questions which is if they are thinking about killing themselves
the second one
is to do everything possible to keep them safe this includes removing any lethal items from their reach and removing or reducing access to other items that could eventually be used to harm oneself.
The third step
is to you take time and listen carefully to understand what the person is going through and what he or she is thinking about
the next step is to help them get in touch with professionals who are trained to assist and help in prevention of suicide.
this could include getting them in touch with National suicide prevention lifeline and other similar trusted resources. These resources do not have to be a professional organization outside. This could be a simple act of getting them in touch with one of their trusted family members or friends
next step is to continue to stay in touch with the person after she or he has undergone some sort of counseling or helping session with a professional.
Let us now look at some of the factors that could cause one to get thoughts of committing suicide.
these include but not limited to
Medication is definitely one of the options available but in terms of psychology two of the most commonly tried psychosocial interventions that are found to be of help to people who you are considering or have attended suicide are