Suicide refers to the act of taking one’s own life, reasons being depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, drug abuse, financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relations. This act is commonly committed out of despair by employing methods such as hanging, pesticide poisoning, firearms etc.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is attempted more by women and young adults but death rate is higher for men. It is also a form of showing protest and kamikaze and suicide bombings have been used as a military or terrorist tactics. Suicide remains a criminal offense in most countries except some Western countries.
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