“Beginnings are usually scares and endings are usually sad, but its everything is in between that means it all worth living” - Bob Marley
Everyone experiences stress and difficult circumstances during their life. Most people can handle these, though times and may even be able to make something good from a difficult situation.
Suicide is the model of psychiatric emergencies and is also the commonest cause of death among the psychiatric patients. Suicide is a type of deliberate self harm (DSH), and is defined as a human act of self intentioned and self inflicted cessation (death). It ends with a fatal outcome; DSH is an act of intentionally injuring oneself, irrespective of the actual outcome.1
The Latin word suicide derived from the ‘sui cae dere’ which means ‘to kill oneself’. Suicide also known as completed suicide is “act of taking one’s own life”. Attempted suicide /non-fatal suicidal behavior is self injury with the desire to end one’s life. Although suicide is a deeply personal and an individual act, suicidal behavior is determined by a number of individual and social factors. Ever since Esquirol wrote that “All those who committed suicide are insane” and Durkheim proposed that suicide was an outcome of social / societal situations, the debate of individual vulnerability vs. social stressors in the causation of suicide has divided our thoughts on suicide.
Cite this article:
Vikrant Nesari. Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Suicidal Prevention among Undergraduate Students. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(3): July-Sept.,2014; Page 125-131.