Don't commit suicide- A suggestion by attempters after a suicide attempt
Dushad Ram, Adarsh, Sudharani P Naik
Aims: The decision to commit suicide could be the result of faulty decision arising out of emotional dysregulation or cognitive distortion that is often experienced before an attempt. Following an attempt they often review the appropriateness of their decision and action, based on direct experience. This study was conducted to examine the views of attempters about others suicide attempt.
Subjects and Methods: This was a cross sectional hospital based study.one hundred and nine consecutive patients admitted for a suicide attempt were recruited after recovery with treatment, before they were discharged and assessed with Socio-demographic and clinical proforma designed for this study and Pierce suicide intent scale (PSIS) and a questionnaire for their views about others suicide.
rnResults: Contrary to their act, ninety eight percent of patients opined against committing a suicide attempt and Hindu religion status statistically significantly predicted this response.
Conclusions: It may concluded that contrary to their act, suicide attempter feels that others should not commit a suicide attempt