Suicide is the tenth leading cause of deaths in America. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in every 12.3 minutes an American takes his life and 1.6 million lives are lost annually. A significant majority (90 percent) had psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
Suicide rates are the highest during spring time which can trigger allergies and mood swings leading to difficulties in coping with the environment and causing depression. Alcohol and drug abuse have also become chief reasons for suicide. Individuals who have experienced a traumatic experience or persistent sadness are more likely to resort to harmful substances to cope up. Some even go to an extent of mixing pain relievers and antidepressants with other drugs or alcohol, which forms a toxic cocktail and gives the desired effects. It is hard to decipher whether drug poisoning occurs because a person intentionally overdosed or genuinely lacked foresight. Read more