EVERY year , nearly one million people were reported dead from suicide at the rate of one death every 40 seconds.
The suicide rate in the world is also increased by 60 percent compared to data recorded 45 years ago, according to World Health Organization ( WHO).
Before these suicides are often associated with the elderly but the incident was reported among young people rising up putting them in high-risk groups in developed and developing countries.
the suicide of the three leading causes of death among those aged 15 to 44 years in several countries and the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24 years.These figures exclude the number of suicide attempts even greater by the ratio of 20 attempts compared to one death. Suicide involves many complex factors associated with psychological, social, biological, cultural and environment.
emotional disorders, usually due to depression and alcohol, a factor one is willing to kill themselves in Europe and North America but in Asia, intuition plays a role.
New- This new Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said, 48 percent of the 1.156 cases of suicide in Malaysia from 2007 to 2012 involving the Chinese, it is followed by 21 per cent of Indians and Malays 13 percent.
“The men recorded a higher number of suicides was 75 percent compared to 25 per cent of women.“Those who are aged between 24 to 44 years is the most number of people involved in the case of suicide. ” The depression became one of the factors that a person intended to kill themselves than mental problems. Reported the largest number of women suffering from depression by 2.3 percent compared to 1.4 percent of men, “he added. Befrienders
According to a non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Befrienders or Ready friendly, the department received 21.600 complaints that relate to the possibility of suicide in 2011. Of the total complaints, 92 percent were received through phone calls, e-mail (6 percent) and face (2 percent).Befrienders offer friendship and support service for free emotional support through telephone calls, e-mail or appointment. Befrienders Kuala Lumpur executive director, Vincent Pun said, the complainant can share what is their feelings without having to tell personal details should not fear negative reactions for all the details will be kept confidential.
“About 33 percent of the callers were under 30 years old with 60 percent are women.“We also have received e-mails from children aged 10 years,” he disclosed. Vincent Clearly, there are three main issues that are often complained of the problem of social relations of 24 percent, mental health (18 percent) and family (12 percent) while the rest of the financial issues.
“expressed suicidal intent by e-mail by 33 percent while 20 percent received a telephone call,” he added he told the Befrienders Kuala Lumpur can be reached via a 24-hour, 03-7956 8145 or e-mail email@example.com.
Vincent said, so far, Befrienders has helped many complainants after they expressed their feelings of fear and worry to the person who is not known but may be kept secret.
Meanwhile, psychiatrist, University Malaya Medical Centre ( UMMC), Dr. Syarinaz Aida Ahmad Adlan said most suicides associated with depression.“Those who are in depression tend to deal with sleep problems, loss of appetite, often feel guilty and worthless and feel no the future. They think these problems could be solved by killing himself. “There are also cases involving victims who are suffering from mental illness and hallucinations of schizophrenia. “Such a situation would make them difficult to distinguish between reality and fantasy,” said Aida Syarinaz. According to him, a person at risk for suicide will show signs of depression, whether by act or expressed itself. In addition, they also will be prepared as leaving a will and talk with family members what will happen if they have no future. “They will think of ways to commit suicide either through excessive medication, hanging, consuming poison, jumping buildings, shooting themselves or slashed wrists.
“So far, men were more likely to commit suicide while the woman only to the extent only of suicide attempts.“For the age categories, most victims aged 19 years and under and 60 years and over,” he added. He said, the youth will not show signs that they are depressed, but it can be seen through changes in their attitude.
“For senior citizens, besides having the disease, they often feel that there was no point to continue to live longer and choosing to commit suicide,” he.
Aida Syarinaz also advised those in the depression to seek help from others such as family members, friends and relatives to share their problems or seek counseling from psychologists and psychiatrists.