Related sites: Violence indexProgrammes  
Violence Begins At Home


- Why Suicide Happens


- How to Deal with Suicide

A man sitting alone

Why Suicide Happens


In this programme, the various factors involved in a person's decision to take his or her own life are considered.

A seemingly unbreakable sense of hopelessness is usually involved. Often this stems from psychiatric illness such as depression, from drug or alcohol dependency, or from deep-rooted family problems such as child abuse.

But this is not the whole story. For, if it were, suicide rates would be relatively constant over time and across different countries, reflecting the more or less stable incidence of these problems. So, what else is involved?

Listen here

^^ Back to top Back to front page Back to index