Suicide is an unpleasant and unsettling topic but it doesn’t mean that we have to ignore it. It is important that we know why people attempt suicide so we will understand it. Even though we haven’t lost a family or a friend to suicide, we still need to discuss it.
Suicide attempts are common here in Singapore. Suicide is caused by different stressors. When people consider this, their urge to die is stronger than living. Here are some reasons why people attempt suicide:
- They are depressed: The most common reason for attempting suicide is depression. Depression is normal but it takes guts to keep floating. The urge or motivation to live should come from us, not from other people. Thinking that the “world is better off without me” is not a good one.
- They are impulsive: Sometimes we are rash. Being impulsive is not a good trait and sometimes people who are rash attempt suicide and end up regretting it.
- They are shouting for help: If a person does not get the help that he/she needs, the only solution for them is suicide. These people usually do not want to alert their loved ones that something is wrong with them and as a result, we will be surprised of the attempt.
- They are foolish: Making a mistake is natural but attempting suicide is purely foolish. Suicide is not something that we can spit anytime. We cannot just turn back the time because we have made a mistake and we were a fool.
If we want to know more, we have to talk to specialists so we will understand it deeper.