Reasons for, incidence, risk factors (stress, socioeconomics, age, health, depression), cultural attitudes, religion, impact on survivors.
Suicidal behavior is an indication that something is fundamentally wrong with the individual or with the situation in which the individual is found.... more
Suicidal behavior is an indication that something is fundamentally wrong with the individual or with the situation in which the individual is found. Based on surveys of relatives of suicides, it has been determined that most people who commit suicide have long-lasting emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, unhappy relationships, alcohol or drug problems, unemployment, feelings of loneliness and guilt, problems with relatives, and so on. Many had received help in some form. The indications are that most contributory factors are generally long-lasting. Case histories show that the early life of those who commit suicide often involves broken homes, separation and divorce, incest, rape and sexual abuse, loss of one or both parents, domestic violence, alcohol abuse by parents, and similar adverse life events. In later periods of life, suicidal people