A fight against suicide
One of the leading cause of death worldwide is said to be suicide, in fact about a million people die every year by suicide. According to the World Health Organization , suicide rates have increased by 60 percent worldwide and they predict these deaths will rise to 1.5 million by 2020 and this must not be treated as a joke, immediate prevention should be put into action.
Suicide is known as the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. It does not discriminate,it impacts every race, religion, income and educational level, gender, age, and nationality. It is usually the second or third leading cause of death among teenagers, and it remains one of the top ten leading causes of death in middle-age. Risk factors include mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse.
There are many ways to prevent a person from committing suicide, and recognizing warning signs and knowing how to respond if you already spot them is one. Warning signs includes physical and behavior changes, the victim is talking about wanting and looking for a way to kill himself and he’s stating that he’s feeling trapped and in an unbearable pain. If you already spot these signs, you must talk to him immediately and play a role in preventing him from killing himself.
If your friend or family member is suicidal, you must offer a listening ear, let them know that they’re not alone. Show them how important they were and tell them that there’s more reason to live than to kill themselves. Avoid arguing with them, let them know that you care and there’s a lot of people who loves them. You must also encourage them into positive lifestyle changes, such as healthy diet, and having plenty of sleep. Tell them to avoid stress, alcohols and people that causes they’re depression.
In order to help suicidal people you must be sympathetic, patient and caring. You must avoid judging and saying harsh words against them and their situation. You should be sensitive about their feelings, because being insensitive may add up to their depression.
Suicide happens when we assume that it could never happen to the most successful and richest person, but in reality it can affect anyone.It gets its power from being invisible, when we’re not looking for it and when we’re not caring and making a move against it. They say that “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”, so we must fight together against suicide and start making a move to prevent our loved ones, friends and a person that’s a completely stranger from committing suicide.