Role of Mental Health in understanding and Preventing Suicide

Authors

  • Smita Satapathy1 , Madhubrata Mohanty2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2443

Keywords:

Suicide, Mental Health, Suicide prevention.

Abstract

Suicide is an important mental health problem in our society, as it is in most of the world’s developed
nations. It’s an affliction that robs us of some of our community’s most active leaders. It is a most troubling
type of mental disease to imagine, a mental disorder in which the victim’s pain and fear causes him to prefer
death to his misery. Suicide is widespread. Most communities have earlier treated suicide as a felony and
have instituted laws to restrict the act and prosecute those who attempt it whereas the notion have changed
and now individuals who try or commit suicide are frequently viewed as depressed or mentally unstable.
This Covid(Corona virus) pandemic had made the situation worse because many people are taking help
from professionals for the first time due to severe increase of anxiety and stress. During this lockdown
period many have developed suicidal tendencies and seeking physicians’ help. After the suicide of famous
bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput many are talking about the mental health awareness. In this present
paper we will analyze the problem of suicide, mental health care laws and suicide regulation and some
strategies for suicide prevention.

Author Biography

Smita Satapathy1 , Madhubrata Mohanty2

1
Ph.D. Research Scholar, Faculty of Legal Studies, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India,
2
Associate Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Smita Satapathy1 , Madhubrata Mohanty2. (2021). Role of Mental Health in understanding and Preventing Suicide. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 979-983. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2443