Causes of Suicide

Suicide is newsworthy because life is precious. In 1993, a 6-year old girl living in Florida stepped in front of a train. She left a note saying that she “wanted to be with her mother” who recently died from a terminal illness.
This is the power of the human mind. A small girl thinks of the past and imagines a future that is so bleak, so devoid of meaningful moments without her mom, that she takes her own life. The same mental tools that distinguish us from other animals, the same mental tools that allow us to solve problems and produce creative works that give us symbolic immortality are the same tools that allow a 6-year old to contemplate a future that is terrible enough to physically leap into an oncoming train. If a 6-year old has the cognitive capacity to kill herself, then we need to step up our efforts to understand and prevent it from happening.
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Psychology Today

Why People Commit Suicide

Understanding why people commit suicide and what is causing the need for such drastic measures may help you prevent a suicide attempt before it happens.

Bullying and Suicide

Bullying is ongoing aggressive or abusive behavior from one person or a group of people who harm and threaten another either physically or emotionally or both. Bullies come in many varieties and are not always physical in peer groups. Sometimes the popular or older adults band together to ostracize the person. Maybe they were once friends. They will pick on the person or ridicule them over social media such as Facebook and Twitter with harsh words and criticisms aimed at making them feel bad about themselves.

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3 thoughts on “Causes of Suicide

  1. Thank you for this post. I have written on my blog about being bullied and it was one of the factors for developing borderline personality disorder. I didn’t tell my parents, at the time, about being bullied. I was a child and desperately wanted to fit in. I didn’t no better. It’s important to write about this and raise awareness.

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    • Thank you for your comment Scarlet. Bullying can be a huge problem in schools, but also in adult life when bullies act as though they are in the school playground and not as mature adults. Facebook can be a prime example of this. You are right, it is important to raise awareness on this. 🙂 x

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