Suicide is an act of intentionally killing oneself. It is one of the major public health concerns worldwide and identification of potentially suicidal person is the most difficult tasks in healthcare. Para suicidal behaviour or repeated self-injurious behaviour are also most common in people with other psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, etc.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SUICIDE:
- Potential suicidal person often talks about suicide, involve in getting the means to take their own life, such as hanging rope or sleeping pills, withdraw from social contact, have mood swings, fluctuated emotions and bring preoccupied with death, dying or violence.
- Potential suicidal person often feels trapped or hopeless about a situation, shows sudden increase in use of alcohol or drugs and sudden change in normal routine, including eating or sleeping patterns. They also involve in doing risky or self-destructive things, such as using drugs or driving recklessly.