The Stigma of Copycat Suicide Phenomenon: Incorporate Mental Health into Freshman Orientation

Evangeline Priscilla. B
Dr. Evangeline Priscilla. B, Assistant Professor, Department of English.
Manuscript received on May 25, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on June 09, 2019. | Manuscript published on June 15, 2019. | PP: 27-28 | Volume-3 Issue-10, June 2019. | Retrieval Number: J02850631019/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The word ‘Suicide’ derived from the Latin word Sui (of oneself) and cide or ciduim ( a Killing). There are many fields and disciplines involved with suicidology, the two primary ones being psychology and sociology. Every year about one million people commit suicide, which is a mortality rate of sixteen per one lakh or one death every forty seconds. NDTV report says by the survey on the suicide rates in India are highest in the 15- 29 age groups by the month of survey on June 2012. Suicide is largely preventable with the right actions, suicide awareness and a change in society’s view of suicide to make it more acceptable to talk about suicide. Suicidology studies not only successful suicide and attempted suicide but also partial self – destruction, suicidal ideation, Para suicide and self – destructive behaviours and attitudes. Suicidal ideation is when someone is having thoughts and showing gestures of suicide. For example, it could be as simple as someone saying that “ life is not worth living any more” or it can be extreme as “ I am going to kill myself by jumping off a bridge”. Para suicide is when someone causes deliberate harm to themselves. For example, if someone were to take an overdose of medicine and live. Self – destructive behaviours are anything that cause harm to oneself. This can be intentional or unintentional. Some examples are alcoholism, risky sports, some sexual disorders and eating disorders.
Keywords: Self- harm, mental illness, loss of a loved one, mental illness, grief, troubled teens, substance abuse, trauma, fear, family conflict, rape abuse guilt, heartache, addiction relapse, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, broken, confusion, fail, failing, failure, faith, fear, feeling, hurt, incomplete, verbal abuse, teen dating violence, seclusion, separation anxiety, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, alcoholism, etc.