The brain is the centre of all organs in the body, and it processes all relevant information pertaining to a lot of emotions and physical reactions like pain, hunger, happiness and frustration, etc. In addition to these functions are the dangers that may transpire once it is affected by a lot of reasons. Accidents, for example, or traumatic experiences may lead to unpleasant results in a person’s behaviour. Worst of all, if a person or patient has mental disorders that were acquired either from birth or from inevitable external factors during one’s lifetime.
It is very well understood that when a person has a mental disorder, there is a high probability that he can hurt others in many ways, including, of course, himself. Apart from acting in weird or peculiar ways, individuals who are intellectually-challenged are considered unpredictable; thus making them dangerous at some point. There are actually a lot of ways to know whether mental disorders can lead to thoughts of the most feared predicament of taking one’s own life. Let’s check them out one after the other so we may understand and unravel the mysteries of this condition:
Depression, anxiety and stress
These three scenarios all contribute to negative thoughts, just like ending one’s life. Although there are a lot of interventions to help patients recover from this conditions, it is unfortunate that individuals who were not offered help, or assistance in their predicament totally forgot that despite all trials in life, there is always hope. In short, they ended their precious lives for no reason at all. The controversial question now is, why? It is because suicidal tendencies are high when individuals are in these situations. It is at these trying times that they need someone to understand and talk to them about their worth and purpose in life. Encouragements and other forms of motivation are the answers to solving this kind of dilemma.
The use and abuse of a substance
This is also known as substance use disorder. Though there are prescriptions intended only for minor situations, some hopeless patients would go for overdosing themselves to drown their problems. The results could either result in unexplained seizures or worst, death of those who will risk doing it. Antidepressants may temporarily relieve a patient with emotional and psychological torment but taking it beyond the regulated amount could be fatal.
By formal definition, this is considered a severe mental disorder where a patient fails to identify or recognise the external reality. When this happens, it’s as if a patient thinks of himself or herself as a different person in a different realm or dimension. He or she sees things that aren’t there and sometimes seeing oneself as an adversary or a threat; thus, creating an imaginary man versus man conflict which will lead to hurting or killing oneself.