Suicide

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Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.wikipedia
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Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.
Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or major trauma resulting in terminal injury.

Bipolar disorder

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Mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse—including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors.
The risk of suicide among those with the illness is high at greater than 6 percent over 20 years, while self-harm occurs in 30–40 percent.

Suicide methods

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The most commonly used method of suicide varies between countries, and is partly related to the availability of effective means.
A suicide method is any means by which a person completes suicide, purposely ending their life.

Suicide prevention

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Effective suicide prevention efforts include limiting access to methods of suicide—such as firearms, drugs, and poisons; treating mental disorders and substance misuse; proper media reporting of suicide; and improving economic conditions.
Suicide prevention, as an umbrella term, involves the collective efforts of local citizen organizations, of health professionals and of related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide.

Schizophrenia

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Mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse—including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors.
This is the result of increased physical health problems and a higher suicide rate (about 5%).

Hanging

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Common methods of suicide include hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms.
Hanging is also a common method of suicide in which a person applies a ligature to the neck and brings about unconsciousness and then death by suspension.

Benzodiazepine

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Mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse—including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors.
Benzodiazepines are also associated with increased risk of suicide.

Sati (practice)

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Sati, a practice outlawed by the British Raj, expected the Indian widow to kill herself on her husband's funeral fire, either willingly or under pressure from her family and society.
Sati or suttee is an obsolete funeral custom where a widow immolates herself (Anumarana) on her husband's pyre or takes her own life in another fashion shortly after her husband's death.

Seppuku

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During the samurai era in Japan, a form of suicide known as seppuku (harakiri) was respected as a means of making up for failure or as a form of protest.
Seppuku (Japanese: 切腹, "cutting [the] belly"), sometimes referred to as harakiri (腹切り, "abdomen/belly cutting", a native Japanese kun reading), is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment.

Assisted suicide

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Assisted suicide is when one individual helps another bring about their own death indirectly via providing either advice or the means to the end.
Assisted suicide is suicide undertaken with the aid of another person.

Self-immolation

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Sati, a practice outlawed by the British Raj, expected the Indian widow to kill herself on her husband's funeral fire, either willingly or under pressure from her family and society.
The British sociologist Michael Biggs compiled a list of 533 "self-immolations" reported by Western media from the 1950s to 2002, using the general definition (not just by fire), and including any intentional suicide "on behalf of a collective cause".

Suicidal ideation

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Suicidal ideation is thoughts of ending one's life but not taking any active efforts to do so. In a murder-suicide (or homicide-suicide), the individual aims at taking the life of others at the same time.
Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thoughts, is thinking about or having an unusual preoccupation with suicide.

Suicide note

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About 15–40% of people leave a suicide note.
A suicide note or death note is a message left behind before a person dies, or intends to die, by suicide.

Existentialism

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Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life.
It has been said that the possibility of suicide makes all humans existentialists.

List of causes of death by rate

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This makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death worldwide.

Borderline personality disorder

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Others estimate that about half of people who complete suicide could be diagnosed with a personality disorder with borderline personality disorder being the most common.
Up to 10% of people affected die by suicide.

Posttraumatic stress disorder

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War veterans have a higher risk of suicide due in part to higher rates of mental illness such as post traumatic stress disorder and physical health problems related to war.
A person with PTSD is at a higher risk for suicide and intentional self-harm.

Substance abuse

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Mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse—including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors.
Depending on the actual compound, drug abuse including alcohol may lead to health problems, social problems, morbidity, injuries, unprotected sex, violence, deaths, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides, physical dependence or psychological addiction.

Major depressive disorder

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Mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse—including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors.
Between 2–8% of adults with major depression die by suicide, and about 50% of people who die by suicide had depression or another mood disorder.

Suicide attempt

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There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year.
A suicide attempt is an attempt where a person tries to commit suicide but survives.

Eating disorder

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Eating disorders are another high risk condition.

Meaning of life

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Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life.
Suicide (or, "escaping existence"): a solution in which a person simply ends one's own life. Both Kierkegaard and Camus dismiss the viability of this option.

Right to die

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Rational suicide is the reasoned taking of one's own life, although some consider suicide as never rational.
The right to die is a concept based on the opinion that a human being is entitled to end their own life or to undergo voluntary euthanasia.

Mass suicide

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Mass suicides are often performed under social pressure where members give up autonomy to a leader.
Mass suicide is a form of suicide, occurring when a group of people simultaneously kill themselves.

Suicide pact

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Mass suicides can take place with as few as two people, often referred to as a suicide pact.
A suicide pact is an agreed plan between two or more individuals to commit suicide.