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Theoretical Aspects of the Suicide Phenomenon

Author(s): Joanna M. Domańska
Subject(s): Substance abuse and addiction, Health and medicine and law, Family and social welfare
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: suicide;suicidology;

Summary/Abstract: Suicide is often considered to be a voluntary death, it is treated as a kind of a choice. It might be pondered in the category of a decision-making process, and a decision is connected with awareness.In many cases, the decision to commit suicide is a choice between a situation a person cannot or is not able to deal with and a situation when a person will no longer need to make any effort nor decision to regulate his or her attitude towards the world. Hence the paradox – the decision to avoid making decisions and choices becomes a process a person in fact needs to deal with throughout his or her whole life.Death can often be seen as a form of social and psychological not-being, but it is first of alla form of biological not-being, something that a suicidal person is often not aware of.A human suicide always carries some social consequences. First of all, it causes numerous emotional dysfunctions among the suicide’s closest ones. There are also moral, educational and economic consequences. Each suicide death brings many negative results on the people who were close with the dead person. That is why, suicide is a social problem, because due to it, social structure, starting with the microstructural level, a family most of the times, becomes weakened. Suicides cause specific mourning symptoms, capable of collapsing the entire family functioning.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 187-201
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish