Realise The Magnitude of Mental Health (Leads To Suicide)

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Please, Realise the Magnitude (Depression Can Cause Suicide)

Most of the old people across the world die of Heart Diseases and Various types of Cancer, but the leading cause of death in youth across the world is Suicide.

Japan has one of the world's highest suicide rates, and the Japanese government reported the rate for 2006 as being the ninth highest in the world. 71% of suicides in Japan were male7 and it's the leading cause of death in men aged 20-444.

Suicide in South Korea:  The toll of suicide deaths in South Korea has doubled in the last decade5. A 2010 government report reveals that suicide is number one cause of death for those under 40 in South Korea5.

South Korea is a democratic & a developed country with a very high standard of living.

Both these countries are well known & respected for the discipline & transparency they maintain for their manufacturing practices. Many countries might restrain from showing such a high suicide rate.

Studies indicate that more than 90 percent of suicide victims have a diagnosable psychiatric illness2.

But society doesn’t realise, they never come to know that person was suffering, family don’t share the facts, some say he/she died due to exam pressure, some say pressure of job, some say he/she was dumped by his/her love interest but might be these were just the trigger waiting for something to happen and ironically even the diseased might have never actually realised that he is suffering as the depression appear to be so real, we think that it is our closed who are responsible for us being so miserable, we think they say those word intentionally & I seriously think that many of them are never diagnosed.

Worldwide, suicide is among the top five causes of mortality in the 15- to 19- year age group. In many countries it ranks first or second as a cause of death among both boys and girls in this age group.( Source WHO1)

Adolescent suicidal behaviour is widely deemed to be underreported, because many deaths of this type are inaccurately classified as unintentional or accidental1.

Completed suicides Stats, U.S., 1999* (Source: NIMH USA)
·         Suicide outnumbered homicides.
·         There were twice as many deaths due to suicide than deaths due to HIV/AIDS

Suicide was the 3rd leading cause of death among young people 15 to 24 years of age, following unintentional injuries and homicide.


In some cases, it may be impossible to ascertain whether some deaths3, caused for example by car crashes, drowning, falls and overdoses of illegal drugs, were unintentional or intentional. Adolescent suicidal behaviour is widely deemed to be underreported, because many deaths of this type are inaccurately classified as unintentional or accidental1.

Around the World

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), someone around the globe commits suicide every 40 seconds. In the year 2000, 815,000 people lost their lives to suicide — more than double the number of people who die as a direct result of armed conflict every year (306,600). For people between the ages of 15 and 44, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death and the sixth leading cause of disability and infirmity worldwide1.

In Canada, suicide accounts for 24 percent of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16 percent among 16-44 year olds. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Canadians between the ages of 10 and 24.8,9 Seventy-three percent of hospital admissions for attempted suicide are for people between the ages of 15 and 449.

Please realise the magnitude, I say it again b’coz it is very easy for person like Tom Cruise to say, “you don’t require medicine for depression”  some say “ have a strong will power” but can you say the same to a person who has to wear spects to read, can you ask him to read with his will power, I will again say “ PLEASE Realise The Magnitude, Please Wake Up”.

2) Mann, J.J. (2002). A current perspective of suicide and attempted suicide [review]. Ann Intern Med, 136.
3) Litman R.E. Psychological autopsies of young suicides. In: Report of Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Vol. 3: Prevention and Interventions in Youth Suicide. DHHS Publ. No.(ADM) 89-1623. Washington, DC, US Government Printing Office, 1989.
4) Chambers, Andrew (3 August 2010). "Japan: ending the culture of the 'honourable' suicide". The Guardian.
5) Williamson, Lucy (5 September 2011). "South Korea suicide toll doubles over a decade".
6) Suicide main cause of death for those under 40 in S. Korea, Yonhap News
7) Lewis, Leo (19 June 2008). "Japan gripped by suicide epidemic". The Times (London). Retrieved 2008-09-20.
8) Canadian Psychiatric Association (2002). Mental Illness Awareness Week fact sheet.