Thursday, November 12, 2009

Why Suicide? Part 1

What problems are behind the signs of suicide? What prompts a student to consider suicide? Here are several situations that may cause a person to think dying is preferable to living. One or more may be at the root of your friend's disturbing behavior.

Family disruption

How is your friend's family life? Is he or she suffering from a sense of alienation or parental rejection? Are their parents fighting? Are any siblings moving away? The stress and loneliness which accompany divorce or separation, a drastic move, or ongoing family conflict may trigger thoughts of suicide.


Does your friend seem to be depressed most of the time? Clinical depression is an illness that often prevents people from seeing a way out of problems. Without professional treatment, victims of depression may see suicide as their only alternative. (to be continued)

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