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.. dition to the feelings of grief normally associated with a person’s death, there may be guilt, anger, resentment, remorse, confusion and great distress over unresolved issues. The disgrace surrounding suicide can make it extremely difficult for survivors to deal with their grief and can cause them also to feel terribly isolated. Survivors often find that people relate differently to them after the suicide, and may be very unwilling to talk about what has happened for fear of criticism. They often feel like a failure because someone they cared so much about has chosen to suicide, and may also be fearful of forming any new relationships because of the intense pain they have experienced through the relationship with the person who has completed suicide. The choice of an approach depends upon the therapists knowledge of techniques and skill in a particular modality.

It is important that the family not be scapegoated.” (Suicide and homicide among adolescents, Paul C. Holinger, Daniel Offer, James T. Barter, Carl C. Bell. Page 132) People who have experienced the suicide of someone they cared deeply about can benefit from “survivor groups”, where they can relate to people who have been through a similar experience, and know they will be accepted without being judged or condemned.

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Most counseling services should be able to refer people to groups in their local area. Survivor groups, counseling and other appropriate help can be of tremendous assistance in easing the intense burden of unresolved feelings that suicide survivors often carry. The main reason people do not talk about suicide is because of the disgrace. People who suffer from depression are afraid that others will think they are “crazy”, which is so untrue. And society still has not accepted depressive illnesses like they have accepted other diseases. Alcoholism is a good example no one ever wanted to talk openly about that, and now look at how society views it. It is a disease that most people feel pretty comfortable discussing with others if it is in their family.

They talk of the effect it has had on their lives and different treatment plans. And everyone is educated on the dangers of alcohol and on alcohol prevention. As for suicide, it is a topic that has a long history of being unclean, something that should just be forgotten. And that is why people keep dying. Suicide is so misunderstood by most people, so the myths are maintained. And the restricted prevents people from getting help, and prevents society from learning more about suic! ide and depression. If everyone were educated on these subjects, many lives could be saved.

There was a story, it was about a father who had two sons. The youngest son say to his father Father, give me my share of the estate.”(Luke 15:11) So the man divide his property between. However, the youngest spent all the things that his father had gave it to him and he come back his father. The man was not mad and he make a feast for him. The elder son see it and very unhappy about it so when to his father and told him this is unfair to him.

But the man said My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” (Luke 15:31-32) This indicates that when someone had suicidal thoughts we should not just look them down, even though suicide is immoral in the Christianity, but we can not stop to helping people because what we can save a life and make them back into normal person again. In many religions, suicide is considered forbidden. Historically, different religions have had different attitudes about suicide. Judaism and Christianity both made suicide a sin. According to both religions, only God can give life, so only God should be able to take it away.

The commandment Thou shall not kill” is seen to apply both to murder and to suicide. Christian influenced countries actually made suicide against the law. Everyone is responsible for his life before God who has given it to him. It is God who remains the sovereign Master of life. We are obliged to accept life grate fully and preserve it for his honor and the salvation of our souls.

We are stewards, not owner, of the life God has entrusted to us. It is not ours to dispose of. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Page 608) On the other hand we should not look down the people who had suicide thoughts, we should open our arm wide enough to help those who need our care and help. We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone. God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance.

The church prays for persons who have taken their own lives. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Page 608) Suicide is an issue which should be examined at by all angles. Not just from the angle that it is wrong”. End of debate. Rather it should be looked at from the point of view that yes” for some people, they should be allowed to die in peace.

Attempted suicide is also relatively rare in children under the age of 12. After that the rates increase constantly with age especially among girls, who are far more at risk of making attempts than boys. A considerable amount is known about the characteristics of adolescent suicide attempters, especially the disturbed care and family problems and the factors that reckless their suicide attempts. Prevention of child, adolescent and adult suicidal behavior is an urgent task. Doctors, other health professionals and teachers play an important role in identifying those most at risk, but this is often difficult because their characteristics are shared by many more individuals who will not carry out suicidal arts.

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