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American Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol.1, No.1, Dec. 2016, Pub. Date: Jun. 17, 2016
Factors Associated with the Suicidal Tsunami as a Mental Illness: Findings from an Epidemiological Study
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Authors
[01] M. Kamruzzaman, School of Victimology and Restorative Justice, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh; School of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh; SchoolofLaw, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
[02] M. A. Hakim, School of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
Abstract
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. There are multi-dimensional socio ecological risk factors in the occurrence of suicide, the form of non-natural death on the earth. The country Bangladesh by name, a South Asian developing country is taken on consideration to search out the factors to cause suicidal Tsunami avoiding jeering at the suicide happening. This cross sectional study revealed that 42.3% of suicidal victims belonged to the age group18 to 27years. It is found that most of them were married (74.6%) coming 74.6% from nuclear families. About 40.8% victims were up to the PSC level education achievers to contribute 38% household workers. Most of the victims (69%) were from rural areas and the study also showed that most of the incidents i.e., 21.1% occurred at midnight, 19.7% at day and 12.7% at night while maximum 46.5% victims used the process of hanging, 33.8% poisoning and 9.9% giving body under train. Most of the people (31%) committed suicide for conjugal life conflict, 16.9% for family conflicts, 14.1% for economic crisis and 9.9% for love related matter.
Keywords
Suicidal Tsunami, Socio Ecological Factors, Epidemiological Study, Suicidal Victims, Bangladesh
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