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Suicide derived from
the two Latin words
sui & caedere = "to kill
It is the act of causing one’s own death.
It is generally the result of despair, depression,
alcoholism, drug abuse. Stress factors such as
financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal
It can be prevented by limiting access to
firearms, treating mental illness and drug abuse,
and improving economic circumstances.
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people
between the ages of 15 and 24 years.
In India 5.5% of students die by committing suicide.
Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This
corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world,
especially among young people.
The four metropolitan cities — Bengaluru (1,989), Chennai (2,183),
Delhi city (1,397) and Mumbai (1,296) have reported higher number
of suicides. These four cities together have reported almost 35.9%
of the total suicides reported from 53 mega cities.
More than one lakh persons (1,35,445) in the
country lost their lives by committing suicide
during the year 2012.
It is observed that social and economic causes
have led most of the males to commit suicides
whereas emotional and personal causes have
mainly driven females to end their lives.
15 Suicides took place every hour.
Suicide is preventable, most suicidal individuals
desperately want to live, they are just unable to
see the alternatives to their problems.
Most suicidal individuals give definite warning of
their suicidal intentions but others are either
unaware of the significance of these warnings or
do not know how to respond to them
Talking about suicide does not cause someone
to be suicidal.
Who successfully commits suicide more often, men or
The overall male: female ratio of suicide victims for
the year 2012 was 65:35,
however, the proportion of Boys : Girls suicide
victims (up to 14 years of age) was 49:51.
-major disappointment, rejection, failure, or loss such as
breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend, failing a big
exam, or witnessing family turmoil.
-Research has also explored the specific brain chemistry
of those who take their own lives. Recent studies indicate
that those who have attempted suicide may also have
low levels of the brain chemical serotonin. Serotonin
helps control impulsivity, and low levels of the brain
chemical are thought to cause more impulsive
Stress also plays its role in suiside.
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of
death for children between the ages
of 10 and 14.
Some of the ccoommmmoonn ccaauusseess of stress
that effect youngsters are…
On a scale of 11 ttoo 1100 of how stressed
students feel, the average == 66..55..
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for
young people between the ages of 15 and 24
During a 12 month preceding survey in 2008
24.1% of students had thought seriously
about attempting suicide
17.7% of students had made a specific plan
to attempt suicide
8.7% of students had attempted suicide
1155..44%% of students said they’re
7766..99%% of students say they feel
3333..33%% of students have
9922..33%% ooff ssttuuddeennttss know someone
who has contemplated suicide
9922..33%% think that teen suicide is a
big issue in the world today.
-Female students (30.4%) , were
more likely than male students
(18.3%) to have thought seriously
- Female students (11.9%) were more
likely than male students (5.6%) to
have attempted suicide.
Over one million people
commit suicide every year,
making it the tenth-leading
cause of death worldwide.
It is a leading cause of
death among teenagers and
adults under 35. There are
an estimated 10 to 20
million non-fatal attempted
suicides every year
Feeling irritable, restless, angry or sad most of the time
Change in sleep pattern, self-care, sex drive
withdrawal / isolation
threatening to hurt or kill him/her self
Looking for a way to kill him/her self
Talking or writing about death or suicide
Recent losses or major life changes
Previous suicide attempts
Family history of suicide
Excessive alcohol or drugs
Be aware learn the warning signs
Be a good friend
Don’t criticize or argue with their ideas and feeling
Ask questions to understand their problem
Don’t give them a lot of advice
Do not leave the person alone
Praise their work
Get help from elders
Contact your nearest psychologist