It goes without saying that suicide is the major cause of death nowadays. Annually a million people die because of suicide as the recent news about Sushant Singh Rajput who also hanged himself in his room. India boosted with the suicide rates in the 21st century so like the world, but we always forget about that suicide or suicidal behaviour are very complex brain functions and can prevent by understanding its Psychology.
Sceptical reasons for suicides
Often after reading any news related to suicides, some people tend to become judgemental on life choices which happened with the victim. Some sceptical thoughts about suicide among people are very common like only weak-minded people attempt this, a more emotional person can only do this or coward people go for this and many. Some say people who are weak in socialising and do not talk with others do this.
Let us clear these thoughts first, as talking of weak mind or emotions firstly understand the function of thoughts ( in this case negative thoughts) and emotions which prevail during this situation. Suicide is a highly complex and multifaceted phenomenon, with many contributing and facilitating variables. It may be determined by the interaction between various factors, such as neurobiology, personal and family history, stressful events, and socio-cultural environment. Given its being one of the most severe human behaviours, a distinct focus would be to identify the underlying psychological processes that may lead to suicidal ideation and behaviour.
Under Psychology it has been seen that most common factor for suicide is unbearable mental pain, here establishing the case of weak-minded people, the capacity to bear pain varies individual to individual and when human mind accept that the problem is much bigger than his cognitive abilities, esteem and social environment, then for escaping that feeling solution end up to suicide or complete state of homeostasis. Our cognitive functions always want to be at homeostasis (balanced state) and always search for its solution. The probability of arrival of this process is equal for all and arriving of ‘escaping feelings’ is also same some who leave their identity or turn up in fugue state find an option and some find suicide as an option. But what matter is that particular thought at that moment, it must be true that every life problem cannot have a full-proof solution but it’s also true that there is a solution except suicide.
Psychology of suicides
Underpinning some thoughts, basically the probable reasons for Suicides under psychiatry group, the main cognitive difficulties among individuals who attempt suicide. These include attentional bias, impulsivity, and problem-solving and decision-making deficits. They suggest that in addition to anxiety and depressive symptoms, cognitive deficits in psychiatric patients comprise important therapeutic goals.
Let us understand in the simplest way that one facing a very crucial and unsolvable problem in his/her life and got stuck at the end where all solutions are a mere compromise. And by this problem, the victim has ultimately accepted his complete lost over his/her. Then the working of thought processor as we have talked of ‘ escaping process ‘ goes with ending that whole root cause of that problem and as the victim has completely lost over external thoughts his/her behaviour tends to prevail over ending that particular thought i.e himself/herself. Or say, In that situation, if the mind able to find a little reason to live but the problem prevails over all the thoughts.
Prevention from suicidal thoughts
There are many myths about suicide. One is the mistaken belief that talking about it to a person in danger encourages the act. If a loved one expresses thoughts or plans of suicide, it’s essential to initiate a conversation. It is wise to approach the discussion by identifying concrete resources such as a therapist or suicide prevention hotline and to conclude the conversation with a stated commitment to follow up with the person over time.
• How are you coping with your challenges?
• Are you thinking about hurting yourself?
• Are you thinking about dying?
• Are you thinking about suicide?
• Have you come up with a plan for taking your own life?