Common Reasons People Commit Suicide

Common Reasons People Commit Suicide

No one ever commits suicide on a whim. There is always a reason that either someone is showing signs or keeping to themselves. It is important to know the common reasons why people commit suicide so that you can be prepared to help that person.

One reason why someone would commit suicide is if they have a mental health condition like depression where you feel an overwhelming sadness that disrupts your whole day. It can also be from bipolar disorder where you switch from severe depression to mania or anxiety which is an intense worry that makes it hard to maintain friendships or hold a steady job. Another reason is going through a traumatic experience like physical assault, sexual assault, or seeing someone die or get hurt. You might get nightmares, view the world differently, or live in fear at every corner. You may feel like suicide is the only way to escape your nightmares.  If you have any of these mental health conditions, it is important to go to treatment before you get to the point of having suicidal thoughts.

People who are bullied tend to commit suicide as they feel like it is the only way they can escape the pain. People get bullied when others consider them physically or socially weak. Bullying gets even worse with technology if people post embarrassing posts or photos about you that a lot of people see. While it may seem like your reputation is ruined by someone else, remember that it is not the end of the world and that everything eventually blows over.

Having a drug addiction is also a contributing factor as you may be using drugs to escape your pain but the high you feel can be temporary and you can develop a tolerance where you no longer feel the effects of the drug. Drug use is no way to escape the pain and going to rehab will help identify those triggers that lead you to drug use to find healthy ways to heal from pain. Unemployment is another reason in that if you lose a job that you love and have trouble finding another, you are not generating income to support yourself and feel no one will hire you. Remember that there will always be someone out there to help you with any problem you have. If you or anyone has been experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-8255.

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