Quintana Roo in fourth place of suicides in Mexico

In an interview with the specialist Luz de Lourdes Eguiluz, of the Mexican Association of Suicidology, she highlighted that suicide is the third cause of death at a national level, in young people between 15 and 30 years of age, while in Quintana Roo the range is 20 to 30 years old.

Suicide is the third cause of death nationally, in young people from 15 to 30 years of age, while in Quintana Roo the range is from 20 to 30 years of age.
Suicide is the third cause of death nationally, in young people from 15 to 30 years of age, while in Quintana Roo the range is from 20 to 30 years of age.

The specialist mentioned that every 40 seconds a person decides to take his own life, while in every three seconds an attempt of suicide is recorded; Lourdes explained that suicide is the act of deliberately removing one's life, "suicidal behavior is any action that could lead a person to die, such as taking an overdose of medication."

On the other hand, according to figures from the Communications Control and Computing Command Center (C4), in 2017, of the 131 suicides registered in all of Quintana Roo, 41 cases corresponded to university students from 20 to 29 years of age. Similarly, it is the highest suicide rate, followed by 30 to 39 years.

And in 2016, the Command Control Communications and Computation Center (C4) registered 39 cases of 129 suicides that originated in the 11 municipalities.

So far the three orders of government are working with prevention programs and campaigns in young people against suicide, providing them with training as well as stressing that death is not the only option for their lives; the authority provides this number for any advice, 998 888 8921.

WARNING SIGNS:

Mention suicide or death in general.

Suggest that they will not be there anymore.

Mention feelings of hopelessness or guilt.

Draw back from friends or family.

Write songs, poems or letters about death, separation and loss.

Start giving away valuable items to brothers or friends.

Losing the desire to participate in favorite things or activities.

Having difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly

Show changes in eating or sleeping habits.

Participate in dangerous behavior

Losing interest in school or sports.

WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE WANTS TO SUICIDE?

Find a suitable place to talk to the person.

Be respectful and tell him you are worried about him or her.

Establish a climate of trust and ask directly and clearly "if you have thought about taking your own life".

Listen to him at all times.

If the answer is YES, you should seek professional help immediately.

Tell him that you will help him find alternative solutions to his problem and that it will be necessary to go to a specialist, preferably a psychologist.

Source: La Verdad