A psychological insight into understanding suicide

Suicide is one of the most leading health problems that many people face.

Issues such as emotional pain, feeling of hopelessness or a relative inability to know how to cope with life circumstances, may lead to individuals consciously considering the possibility of ending their life.

According to clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane, suicide turns tables on us and make us feel like we are the instigator of our endpoint or demise.

There is clearly a point where there is a sense of deepness and endurance that whatever you are experiencing will not end. We all go through hardship in life, but we always have a sense that this too shall pass. But when people get to the point where they think it would be easier if they remove themselves because they think they do not have the capacity to deal with the matter.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical psychologist

Speaking to Phemelo on the Weekend Breakfast, Khosi said, there are situations where a person feels their particular experience has been accumulating over a period of time and is not healing.

According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the eighth highest rate of suicide in the world: each year, approximately six to eight thousand people commit suicide, making suicide the third greatest cause of unnatural death in the country, after homicide and unintentional causes.

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