WHY DO PEOPLE THINK ABOUT SUICIDE??


It's the time of year where everyone seems happy and content. Yet most aren't and the reasons seems to be nothing much for the everyday Joe and Susan. But for that sad person it could mean not seeing 2022.

Start by looking at negative events and mental illness that could lead to suicidal thoughts.


Why Suicide?

It can be very confronting, when someone you know feels suicidal. Trying to understand Why someone is considering ending their life is very challenging,and you need to be the voice of reason. A person contemplating suicide will be experiencing intense emotional pain and can view suicide as a way to end that pain. The emotional pain they are feeling can be the result of a number of experiences or circumstances.


Negative Life Events and Suicidal Thoughts

Examples :

Emotional, Physical, Sexual (past&present) abuse, Significant Loss, Breakdown of a Relationship, Social Isolation, Previous Suicide Attempts or Self harm, Exposure to Suicidal Behavior, Parental Seperation/Divorce, Drug/Alcohol Abuse, Homelessness, Failing School /Dropping Out, Legal /Court Actions, Financial Crisis.


In many cases, people are dealing with more than one stressful event at once. Their thoughts and emotions connected to these experiences become overwhelming. And they feel like drowning, can't see any way out.


Any life event can trigger suicidal thoughts and feelings, the issue is HOW a person feels about the event, the meaning it holds for them. The above mentioned situations can often be linked to suicidal behavior, it's unknown whether or not it is the actual cause of the suicide attempt. It largely depends on the person's interpretation of their circumstances.


Although a complex relationship between mental illness & suicide it is a significant risk factor. People with mental illness do have a higher risk of suicide. However the mental illness alone does not cause suicide. But the combination of the illness & negative live events can trigger suicidal thoughts.


Don't let it build up. If You are concerned about your emotional or mental health.

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