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What is Suicide And Its Effects on Family Suicide is defined as an intentional and uncovered self-killing in which the conditions causing are self-arranged It is a conscious act that people choose to do to them selves Yet it could be avoided by such simple means as by talking to someone and getting help Suicide is a common cause of death among those who are extremely depressed and have illnesses that occur when the brain gets disrupted -Approximately 500000 people have had to seek emergency treatment for trying to kill themselves in 1997 Stats Canada The most important varieties among suicides are maniacal melancholy obsessive and impulsive Mostly apply to people who suffer some episodes of insanity although that has not been developed completely People who suffer from these traumas usually focus on all the negative aspects of their lives and believe that they cannot be helped Durkheim concluded in his theory about the social causes of suicide that there are four types of suicides based on the degrees of imbalance of two social forces social integration and moral regulation 1Egoistic suicide which results from too little social integration Suicide varies inversely with the degree of integration of the social groups of which the individual forms a part These people lack social support and this isolation leads to frequent suicides attempts as they cannot depend upon those around them 2Altruistic suicide was a result of too much integration It was the opposite of egoistic suicide and represented the other end of the spectrum Self-sacrifice was the key in this case The individuals became so caught up in the group that they lost sight of their individuality and became willing to sacrifice themselves to the groups interests even if that sacrifice was their own life The most common cases of altruistic suicide occurred among members of the military 3Anomic suicide represents the moral regulations Durkheim divided it into four categories acute and chronic economic anomie and
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