Suicide: Let’s Help

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. The inability to see solutions to problems or to cope with challenging life circumstances may lead people to see taking their own lives as the only solution.

Suicides are impulsive acts due to mental illness, stress, such as from financial difficulties, relationship problems such as breakups, failure or being bullied etc

Around 800,000 people die due to suicide. It is one of the biggest issues across the world.

Warning Signs

  • Talking about suicide
  • Talking about feeling hopeless, trapped, or alone
  • Having mood swings
  • Saying they have no reason to go on living
  • Searching for means of doing personal harm
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Eating too little or eating too much
  • Engaging in reckless behavior, including excessive alcohol or drug consumption
  • Avoiding social interactions with others
  • Showing signs of extreme anxiousness or agitation

How to prevent Suicide

If you suspect that someone is having warning signs of suicide, it’s your moral duty to help that person.

Maybe he or she will annoy you or behave weird but please don’t avoid because he/she needs your help.

You have to pay attention to all activities, also give him importance by letting him know that you are there for him.

If you feel that is a crisis situation, you have to call emergency service for help.

There are many professionals like psychiatrist, Clinical psychologist, counselors available and ready to help them.

Many helplines and web-portals are also available for help. Proper support, medication, therapies (CBT, Behavioral therapies) play important role to prevent Suicidal tendency.

In our country, the suicide figures of children have also increased a lot. That’s why we need to take special care of our children and their every activity too. So that children can get overall development and can also avoid such a bad situation like suicide. 

Regular exercising, meditating, spending time with family and loved ones can decrease the risk of suicide.


Deepali Verma

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