An Empirical Study on Psychological Aspect of Suicidal Thoughts during the Course of Pandemic

  • A. Christy Epsi,
  • R. Niranjana Devi and T. Perinbanathan
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  • A. Christy Epsi

    Assistant Professor at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • R. Niranjana Devi

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • T. Perinbanathan

    Advocate at Madras High Court, India

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the mental health consequences and it eventually caused a rapid increase in the suicide rates. Few studies have examined the effects of previous widespread disease outbreaks. These reviews suggested that, although suicide rates might sometimes increase following these sorts of public health emergencies, the changes might not necessarily occur immediately, and that the risk might actually be reduced initially. Suicide is a major health problem that takes the lives of a lot each year. Suicides are preventable. Suicide is a perplexing issue and subsequently the actions towards it requires coordination and joint effort among numerous areas of society. though things were out of control government both at central and state provided Welfare Measures to hamper the spread and impact of COVID-19 thus reducing the people impulse to end life due to financial crisis These endeavors should be far reaching and incorporated as no single methodology alone can have an effect on an issue as intricate as suicide. The warning signs of suicide are quite noticeable. The person with suicidal behaviour speaks threats or comments on killing themselves, show aggressive behaviour, have dramatic moodswings, increase consumption of alcohol and drugs. and during COVID - 19 pandemic the loneliness and being far from dear once keeps them away from compromise and positivity pushing them to think they are the only person with suffering over the land when the entir world is devastated. Thus, the awareness towards the warning signs and the prevention of suicide can help saving lives. The researcher has followed Empirical research with a convenient sampling method. The sample size covered by the researcher is 200. The findings of this research are that substance abuse is the most common reason for committing suicide and Hanging is the most common method of commission. The present paper is an endeavour to analyse the awareness among public about suicide especially during the course of COVID-19 pandemic.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 536 - 539


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