Schizophrenic Suicide Essay

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Schizophrenic Suicide Every day, lives are sensuously taken, souls that no longer wish to continue, the internal fight for survival emotionally, mentally and physically are no longer there. Families suffer from the lost loved ones that have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and chose to end their own life. There are commoners who do not fully understand the toll the mental disorder causes a victim such as: hallucinations, delusional thoughts or actions, and lack of interest. Patients who do not have the support system they require to be able to live a casual life may feel emptiness and have no other escape. Schizophrenic require family members to consider their personal safety, thereby; placing them on suicide watch. Few are able or allowed …show more content…
For one to reach the breaking point of no longer wanting to live there has to be contributing factors. People living with the mental disorder of schizophrenia, may be dealing with the constant voices in their head. This can lead to self-harm. “Schizophrenic patients had a highly increased risk of para-suicidal events compared to control subjects” (Schoepf et al. 11). According to O’Hare, Shen, and Sherrer’s study in Lifetime Trauma and Suicide Attempts in People with Severe Mental Illness, 52% of their clients reported attempting suicide at least one time, and 36.6% attempted suicide multiple times (675). Within the past 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60%, meaning there is a victim in 1 of every 40 seconds (Church, 276). 90% of those suicides consist of the patient having a mental disorder (Zeppegno et al. 2). Comparing to the general population, the schizophrenic society is at a higher risk, approximately 40% of the patients attempt suicide at some point in their lifetimes, and 10%-20% of them are successful (Bryan et al. 67). This is a result of patients listening to and obeying superficial forces that are violent in nature and out of their control (Bryan et al. 68). Clearly stating those with the mental disorder were at greater risk for suicide (Silverton et al. 196). Which, according to Zeppegno, and …show more content…
There are also some patients who have been informed about their disorder who are in disbelief. “People with schizophrenia often resist treatment”. Due to the fact they believe their delusions or hallucinations are real (“Schizophrenia”). While, providers should make note of these concerns and still provide for their safety (Bryan et al. 67). Suicide rates are increased when these suffers are not diagnosed or do not receive the proper treatment or consultation. The feeling of being alone, and low social support, creates high expressed emotions and without the right medical attention, can lead to life threatening issues (Amlan et al. 699). “These findings indicate a clear need for further research on the treatment needs of suicidal persons, and how they are met (or not met) by mental health services” (Kung et al.

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