We have already posted about “September for prostate cancer” and “September for childhood cancer”. However, it seems like this glorious month has yet more tasks to complete. In this blog post, we are going to discuss a little about suicide prevention. So here we shall say “September stands for suicide awareness” too.
The option to suicide comes after a great defeat of emotions. It happens when a person gives up his stamina to survive in front of situation.
Many people try to commit suicide, however only a ratio of this population unfortunately succeeds.
Latest statistics reveal a surprising figure of successful suicide attempts that take place on a daily basis. About 100 people give up their lives daily. If this ratio is high, then the amount of people to who attempt to suicide or plan and consider it is unimaginable.
“The 10th leading cause of death in the world is suicide,” says the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Homicide ranks number 16th in this regard.
Most incidences of suicide are associated with depression. Recent research in this perspective speaks that depressed individuals are more likely to give up their lives than any one else would. Dr. Mark Pollack, who is the president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and Grainger professor as well as the chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, makes an important comment regarding this issue. According to him, individuals affected with depression and anxiety disorders face a higher danger for having thoughts for suicide as well as the willingness to attempt it. Hence, treating both these conditions, especially if they occur together, can be quite effective in decreasing the uncontrollably rising incidences of suicide.
The South Carolina chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says that depression should not be considered as a flaw in character. It is actually the response of one’s brain. Anyone can turn over reactive at the point where they lose their ability to struggle the situation. Everyone must know the warning signs.