There is no single cause of suicide. It is a tragic reaction to a very stressful situation. Sometimes it is difficult to comprehend and imagine what led a beloved member of the family to commit suicide. People who choose to take their own lives do give us the warning signs beforehand, but we tend to ignore them most of the time, shoving it off as nothing.
Suicidal thoughts can range from having a fleeting consideration about killing yourself to creating a detailed, well-thought-out plan of execution. During times of stress, many people experience having suicidal thoughts, but very few decide to take action. Committing suicide is generally a method of last resort as a coping mechanism. People on the verge of committing suicide believe that their only escape or way out of their troubles in life is through suicide. They fail to find help anywhere else and fail to even consider an alternative because they believe that their suffering may, in fact, never end.
But the truth is that suicide can be prevented to some extent when individuals who think of committing suicide receive the help they need.
The circumstances that lead a person to take their own lives are perhaps a combination of several factors, including genetics and biology. For instance, a person can inherit a tendency to react poorly to stress. But of course, there are psychological factors involved as well. For example, a suicidal person may perceive themselves as well as their surroundings negatively. They may never feel happy about anything. And it is not their fault. Then there are social factors that include traumatic experiences, abuse, etc.
However, since people are different, the stressors in their life affect them differently. What may be stressful for someone may not necessarily be stressful for you. The important thing is to know and understand what is more stressful for you. If these problems have pushed you to suicide, they are obviously very important to you.
Most people view suicide as a problem-solving behavior. It gradually becomes a reality when you experience overwhelming pain and start to feel hopeless. You feel like you don’t have the ability to make the pain stop. It can be difficult to even imagine someone feeling this way, especially for someone who has never felt this amount of pain. Unfortunately, suicide is a major public health problem that is not talked about very openly. Suicide rates have been increasing at an alarming rate, not only in western countries but everywhere across the world. In fact, the World Health Organization (WTO) has declared that suicide will become the leading cause of death and disability in the upcoming years.
So, if we don’t take action now and help our loved ones fight their battles, we might lose them to suicide. It is better to act now than regret later.