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Suicide - When and Why?


To start with, some facts about Suicide (in India):

Causes:

1. Poverty
2. Alcoholism
3. An anguished man
4. A misfortune
5. Failure in exam
6. Family Feud
7. Depression
8. Unemployment
9. Dowry



Stats:

1. India accounts for 10 % of worldwide suicides.
2. BBC rated Hussain Sagar lake, Hyderabad as the most celebrated spot for suicide worldwide.
3. One suicide is reported in India every 5 minutes.
4. 4.66 % of victims are aged 15 to 29 years of age.
5. 53.5 % female commit suicide due to family problems.
6. 11.2 persons commit it per 1 lac population worldwide.
7. Pondicherry is most notorious one having 58 suicides per 1 lac.
8. The impulsive climax of negative emotions is a hallmark of growing youth.



Signs and symptoms:

People show their suicidal tendency as...

1. Being withdrawn and unable to relate
2. Talking about feeling isolated and lonely.
3. Expressing a feeling of failure, uselessness, lack of hope or loss of self-esteem.
4. Talking of problems with no solution.

Some other details:

· Sati: Dying of wife after the death of husband
· Kesaria: Dying of women following the death of husbands losing the battle
· Sallekhana or Santharo: Fast unto death in Jainism
· Ichchhamrutya: Death by one's will.

Well, this was the basic information related to the subject derived from a recent article on ‘Suicide’. I’d like to add my comments.

When should one die? To say never is either academic or hypothetical. Well, the other answer to this question is when one desires to discontinue living. This too is wrong.

Human is the only animal having the intelligence of expression and emotions. Life is the rare gift we have received, so we need to think and consider other options before deciding to terminate.

By chance, if we finalize to stop living, what should we do? The answer may not be simple. First thing I would do is to open up myself fully to someone I consider reliable. Someone needs not be single – may be more than one. Not for changing the decision or getting any sympathy, but for my own satisfaction, I will do this.

Before actually committing the said act, I will write about my useful organs' donation and do it (esp. one kidney, part of the liver, bone-marrow and such other things like blood) is sure to die medical state. I will convey my desire to donate the whole dead body to medical college.

I will then check my bank balance & think of my nearest relatives' role in allowing me to die.

All this together, I don't want to die. I am sure world is worth living even when there is one person to be with me.

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