Suicide is often related to people suffering from bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, schizophrenia and drug dependence, according to the New York Times. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the number 11 cause of death in the United States.Although suicide may be construed as a deliberate infliction of injury in order to put an end on one's life, most suicide attempts do not end in death and mostly reflects a cry for help. This relates to common suicide cases which usually stems from traumatic life events and emotional problems.
Medical reports say that almost 32,000 people in the United States die because of suicide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families and communities.It produced a crippling effect for people to reach out to their loved ones and restore their relationships and a good grasp on the good life.This has damaged the capacity of people to tolerate hardship and persevere which could make them strong and prove that their life is worth living. While no condemnation should be reserved for those who resort to this option, there should be more compassion and concern from the community and the government partakers as well.
The World Health Organization (WHO) gave six promising ways which may be an effective strategy and intervention for suicide prevention. Such framework enumerate effective treatment for mental disorders, control of gun possession, detoxification of domestic gases, detoxification of car emissions, control of availability of toxic substances and toning down reports in the media.The WHO have been spearheading advocacies for the prevention of suicide as it declares that it has spread in the United States and has had affected more victims over the years.
Many patients are at risk for committing suicide as depression claims more and more victims. Antidepressant Paxil has been issued a black box warning by the US FDA against birth defects and suicidal behavior. Paxil lawsuit became a household name at GlaxoSmithKline's turf because of these side effects.BBC News made an interesting point stating that a strong religious faith appears to protect against suicide. This is a thought that needs to be seriously pondered upon.