Suicide is a subject that is not talked about often. Suicide doesn’t only affect adults, but it affects teenagers as well. Suicide can happen to anyone. The age group that is most affected would be teenagers. A teenager would commit suicide due to something that has occurred in his or her life or because the teen is going through a series of emotions. 

Suicide attempts are influenced by a range of risk factors including the person’s history. The first recorded person to commit suicide was Empedocles. He died by throwing himself into the Sicilian Volcano, Mount Etna, died in 43r BC, at the age of 60.

  • 38% of respondents said they personally known someone who has taken their own life.
  • 43% said they personally known someone who has attempt suicide.
  • 45% said they have thought about suicide but never acted on it.
  • 9% said they have tried to end their lives.
    • Between 15 to 35 people end their lives in Pakistan every day. That’s are high as one person every hour. Most women can commit suicide.
    • There are different causes of Suicide attempt:
  1. Relationship 
  2. Sexual Abuse 
  3. Self-Harm 
  4. Toxic family 
  5. Sexual Identity 
  6. Financial problem
  7. Societal pressure 
  8. Lack of support 
  9. Academic pressure 
  10. Bullying
  11. Suicide-Bombing
  12. Suicide ideation among Pakistani young prisoners 

Suicide-bombing

Suicide bombing is a very complex phenomenon. It has been a focus of research in recent times. In Pakistan, over the year, more than 1,000 people have been killed in suicide bombing incidents. 

In January 2020 Quetta bombing, A suicide bombing in a Taliban-run mosque kills 14 civilians and a police officer and 19 others were injured in the attack. Islamic states claimed responsibility.  Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Al-Qaida, Islamic states (IS) affiliated and other Islamist militant groups continue to pose a threat throughout the country despite continued army offensive to push them from their northwestern strongholds near the Afghan border. In recent months, notably in Quetta (Balochistan) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, Pakistan has suffered numerous deadly attacks. 

Avoid the affected areas, and if you see any suspicious objects or behaviour the report to the authorities.

Submitted by “Manahil Noor”