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THE GREATEST CAUSE OF UNNATURAL HUMAN DEATHS
Every day you open
newspaper and it is full of unnatural deaths—due to wars and crimes and
diseases. And, of course, suicides.
Do you know what is the greatest cause of human death
apart from the normal death?
Heart disease? No.
So what? One killing oneself. Suicide.
More people kill themselves each year than die from wars and murders.
Some 20 million to 60 million try to commit suicide every year. Fortunately,
only about a million of them succeed.
We will not go into the causes of suicide, as we believe that all of them are
not valid. There cannot be any valid reason for suicide.
What to do when one thinks of committing suicide?
Immediately, stop the thinking of suicide or
any negative thought. Get busy with some routine, if possible, pleasurable
activity. Thinking reinforces thought. Thoughts work as reaffirmations and
resolutions and convert thoughts into decision. So, never think the thought
Think of the beauties of life. Nature,
family, relatives, friends, food and drinks, etc. Do you lack them? If
not, your life is already beautiful.
Join indirect support groups, like a
football team, a Club, a dancing class, etc.
Join direct support group for people of
Seek professional help.
Seek support of family and friends.
Note, your problem in the larger perspective
or time frame is not too big or eternal. Don’t make mountains out of mole
If possible, solve the problem.
If possible, get ready for the problem or
its consequences. For example, if you fear being losing a job, try to find
Always be aware that there are millions of
persons living in dire circumstances all over the world. Still they are
smiling and laughing. You too, smile and life.
Life is too beautiful to be wasted.
What to do if you detect suicidal tendency in another or somebody talks of
Become a friend of such person. Perhaps he
is friendless. But be careful, don’t get influenced by his or her negative
thinking and develop suicidal tendencies yourself!
Give pep talk. Motivate.
Advice of all the above (10) points to him
Inform family or friend, after getting
consent from the person concerned.
Help, if you can, in removing the cause of