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Reducing Schizophrenia Related Suicides - December 6th 2012, 03:33 AM


I found this information very interesting, and I would like to share it with all of you and hope that it can influence our actions to help stop suicides related to schizophrenia.

Twenty to forty percent of schizophrenic people attempt suicide (Carlborg et al. 68). This is far too many! The media plays a large role in this, causing society to believe that people suffering from schizophrenia are automatically more violent. In reality, drugs and alcohol is the primary cause of elevated violence, a schizophrenic person without drugs or alcohol is just as likely to be violent as a person in the general public (Elbogen and Johnson). These stereotypes cause people with schizophrenia to have difficulty integrating into society, and living average lives.

If more resources were available for schizophrenic people dealing with suicidal feelings, these suicide rates could be decreased. Hotlines are helpful, as well as prevention programs that have been proven to work! Also, knowing the signs that one is at risk for attempting suicide will allow for people to receive proper help from professionals before one actually attempts suicide.

Hopefully some of this knowledge will help us all attempt to stop suicides that are related to schizophrenia.

Works Cited

Carlborg, Andreas, Jussi Jokinen, Anna-Lena Nordstrom, Erick G. Jonsson, and Peter Nordstrom. “Attempted Suicide Predicts Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia
Spectrum Psychosis.” Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 64.1 (2010): 68-72. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Nov. 2012.

Elbogen, Eric B., and Sally C. Johnson. “The Intricate Link Between Violence and Mental Disorder: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.” Archives of General Psychiatry. 66.2 (2009): 152-161. Web. 1 Dec. 2012.

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Re: Reducing Schizophrenia Related Suicides - December 8th 2012, 12:05 AM

Thank you so much for sharing this information with us, Maria! =) What many people don't seem to comprehend is the power of stigma. Being labeled with schizophrenia is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it allows you to obtain valuable resources. which can lead to better management of symptoms. On the other hand, many people react differently when they discover a person is "schizophrenic." A person with schizophrenia may feel ashamed, "less than," out of control, etc. As a result, they may reject treatment or self-medicate, which can lead to aggressive behavior. It can also lead to suicidal ideation. Some people seem to think individuals with schizophrenia attempt suicide because "the voices told them to" - that's not always the case.

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