Journal of American Medicine: 80% of People Who Attempt Suicide Will Commit Suicide Again. Pay Attention to These Suicide Warning Signs.

We are usually puzzled and even criticized about suicide. After all, the idea that “it is better to die than live” commonly exists in our concepts. We explain to you why people who have attempted suicide have a high chance of committing suicide again, and how to prevent and treat suicide among family members and friends.

Suicide attempt and repeated suicide have high mortality rate

As the saying goes, “If you survive a catastrophe, you will be blessed later.” Traditionally, it is believed that suicide survivors can recover after experiencing the lowest point in life. However, for people who have just experienced death and survived, this statement is actually not correct and will not Easily shake their thoughts of seeking death.

According to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2016, up to 80% of survivors of a first suicide attempt died by suicide within one year of the incident.

Suicide prevention and treatment for suicide attempts should not be ignored

This study is a bloody reminder that when facing suicide, choosing to ignore the problem by covering your eyes or covering your ears will not make the situation better. Over the last few years more than 6,000 people in the UK have died by suicide each year. In 2021 there were 5,219 suicides in England, 347 in Wales, 753 in Scotland, and 237 in Northern Ireland. Suicide numbers have increased in 2021 in all nations except Scotland, where the number has decreased

If the patient is willing to seek help and receive psychological counseling or psychiatric treatment, things will definitely turn around. Studies have found that suicide attempters who are willing to cooperate with psychiatrists to continuously track their mood and condition or receive long-term hospitalization can reduce the chance of future suicide. We cannot think of suicide attempts as a single event that can be passed over. People with suicidal intentions actually need professional medical or counseling assistance.

Young depressed homeless girl or woman standing alone on the bridge want to jump in to the water of the river and to commit suicide after hard life on the street selective focus

Relatives and friends should not ignore suicide warnings

Although some suicides are indeed regrettable events caused by being unable to think about it for a moment, and there is no warning at all, if we only start prevention and treatment from survivors who have attempted suicide, it will not be urgent, because as many as 2/3 of people commit suicide for the first time. passed away.

The obviousness of suicide warning signs may vary from person to person, but as relatives and friends, we may still be able to see their silent plea for help from the following clues:

  1. Mentions of death and suicide in speech or writing
  2. Avoiding relatives and friends, not socializing
  3. Feeling helpless, desperate, extremely angry
  4. Feeling great guilt or shame
  5. Emotional fluctuations, prone to impulsiveness and reckless behavior
  6. Drug abuse, alcoholism
  7. Big change in personality
  8. Loss of interest in various activities
  9. Changes in sleeping habits
  10. Changes in eating habits
  11. Performance in schoolwork and work deteriorates
  12. Give away valuable personal belongings
  13. Write a will

Suicide cannot solve the problem, but it leaves the family with great sorrow. Please cherish life and give yourself another chance. If you have any problems you cannot solve you may contact the following platform:

  1. Suicide Prevention UK
    Suicide Prevention UK
    Suite 601
    179 Whiteladies Road,
    Bristol, BS8 2AG.
    Tel: 0800 689 5652
  2. National Suicide Prevention Alliance
  3. Grassroots Suicide Prevention
    Grassroots Suicide Prevention
    113 Queens Rd
    BN1 3XG
    Tel: 01273 234834
  4. Samaritans
    The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 2AF
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8394 8300
  5. Papyrus UK
    Bankside 2, Crosfield Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1UP
    Tel: 01925 572 444

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