Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. It is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death worldwide. About 800000 people die due to suicide every year , which is one person every 40 seconds . Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. It is estimated that for each person that died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide .
The effects of suicide go beyond the person who acts to take his or her life . It can have a lasting effect on families, friends and communities.
Suicide doesn't discriminate .People of all genders, ages and ethnicities are at risk. Individuals suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and alcoholism are at high risk for suicide. Some suicides are impulsive acts due to stress from financial problems, relationship problems, academic problems and work related problems. Those who have previously attempted suicide are at a higher risk for future attempts.
Assessment and treatment of patients with suicidal behaviors by an experienced psychiatrist is imperative as these are lives that could be saved with timely intervention. A psychiatric evaluation is the essential element of suicide assessment process.
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