What are some causes of suicide and what kind of tragedy do you think leads people to commit suicide? What can a person do in order to aviod the thoughts of committing suicide? Is there any...

What are some causes of suicide and what kind of tragedy do you think leads people to commit suicide?

What can a person do in order to aviod the thoughts of committing suicide? Is there any possible solution out there that might prevent the rate of suicide common today? Please explain in as much detail you can. Thank you very much!

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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are many reasons that people try to commit suicide. The reasons could be due to mental health issues such as depression, drug/alcohol abuse, loss of someone very close, loss of a job, and divorce. These are just a few reasons and they are not the causes for why people attempt or commit suicide, but rather triggers. Unfortunately, some people believe death is the only way out.

Everyone has different ways that they cope with difficult situations. Some are better equipped than others. Researchers believe that an inability to cope with certain situations may be related to chemical and biological imbalances.

Ninety percent of the people who commit suicide have a mental or substance abuse disorder (or both). More than half of the people who kill themselves are seriously or clinically depressed. Although most depressed people are not suicidal, most suicidal people are depressed. Serious depression is considered a medical illness by the World Health Organization. Serious or major depression is a long-lasting sadness that doesn't let up for two weeks or more. In children, depression is often indicated by irritability.