with looking at the precipitants of suicide the government of India classifies

With looking at the precipitants of suicide the

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with, looking at the precipitants of suicide, the government of India classifies different types of suicide into different categories (Lester, 2012). The categories are diseases, quarrels both with the in-laws and spouses, poverty etc. however, I was left wondering about the classification recorded as “other” or unknown cause. What should these mean? If the cause is unknown, shouldn’t it just read “unknown” or “other”. What I mean is that the two do not need to be among the categories but rather one of the two in my opinion. The other interesting question had to do with the role of religion in suicide. Countries with religious sanctions reported less suicide rates to the WHO (Lester, 2012). Is it an indicator that these countries have fewer suicide related cases or is it that suicide happens, but it is not amplified? The final interesting question that I was looking for at the beginning of the article was what is the cultural definition of suicide? Will there ever be a conclusive definition that takes care of every culture? Research has found out that the main predictors for suicide include a history of a past suicidal attempt, losses in relationships and financial losses, effective disorder diagnosis, and
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ARTICLE CRITIQUE 2 3 being young or adolescent (Leach, 2014). All these are associated with high rates of suicidal attempts. Treatment of suicidal attempts and thoughts include seeing a doctor who will give
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  • Summer '16
  • michael jakait
  • Lester, Cultural Meaning of Suicide

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