Numbers Don't Lie

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Those who attempt suicide rather than just thinking about it

A recent survey in UK showing that people who said they had thought about taking their own life in the last year, just under 10% reported that they had made an attempt on their life.
The researchers found those individuals who had actually attempted suicide, rather than just thinking about it, were more likely to have serious ill-health, to be unemployed and to have poor relationships with their friends and family. And these factors had a cumulative effect – aparticipant with two of these factors was 3 times more likely tohave attempted suicide; someone with all three factors was 11 times morelikely to have made an attempt.
Surprisingly perhaps, rates of self-reported depression and anxiety were no greater among the suicide attempters than among those who only thought about suicide.



Blogger Crazy said...

That's terrible, people shouldn't even have suicide in any part of their life... believe it or not, there are people who usually have it much worse than the suicide attempters/thinker-abouters, and they don't commit suicide.

8:57 PM

Blogger Ekim said...

Believe it or not, suicide is not about what your actual life is like. It is more about the chemical make-up of the brain at that moment. There is no logic involved.

9:33 PM

Blogger Sicilian said...

Numeric. . . I have always felt the suicide is a cry for help. . . . Ekim is so correct in the thought that the chemicals are so out of whack that people make horrible decisions.

4:02 PM

Blogger RiverK said...

the Chinese students often jump over teaching buildings because of strong pressure in study and life.
I'm near 18.And I hear so many suicides of teenagers.

9:25 PM

Blogger Scaryhours said...

no way, are you saying that people with depression and bad relationships are most likely to commit suicide? good thing they did a study or I wouldn't never know

10:16 PM

Blogger ThatManMinistriesActs17.31 said...

I think suicide is destroying the part of you that makes you sad. Unfortunately when one kills the bad part,the good sweet part of you dies also. People need to focus on their status as created in God's image.
Love yourself!

6:25 AM

Blogger Forty_Two said...


Suicide can be a very cold, logical decision. If you have a strong belief in an afterlife and your suicide changes something in this world, then you can rationalize that what you're doing is necessary.

But it isn't recommended for the simplest of reasons: No one really knows what happens to you when you die. They only say they know.

6:32 AM


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