6002.docx - Suicide in the prison jail or any custodial settings has been the leading cause of death worldwide(Konrad et al 2007 Rabe 2012 as cited in

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Suicide in the prison jail or any custodial settings has been the leading cause of death worldwide (Konrad et al., 2007; Rabe, 2012, as cited in Favril et al., 2019). The suicide rate in prison is three times higher than in the general population. As recorded in European countries, suicide occurs in about 100 per 100,000 inmates (Fazel, Ramesh, & Hawton, 2017, as cited in Favril et al., 2019). Study shows that suicide ideation is prevalent in female than in male, but an actual suicide attempt is high in male than in females ( Opitz-Welk et al., 2016). I have chosen this topic because I currently work in a correctional facility as a registered psychiatric nurse. It is mind-boggling to see the rate at which lives are wasted by suicide in this jail. Prisoners are likely to be suicidal due to their legal situation or mental illness. According to research by Smith et al. (2016), “result support that aggression, thrill-seeking, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and
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