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Week 4: chapter 4
The authors opened the chapter by explaining some of the factors that lead to suicidal behavior.
Before reading this chapter, I never thought suicidal cases could be associated with
neurochemical or genetic factors. The author also states the possibility of suicidal behavior being
inherited which is something I never thought it can exist until I read about a study in Denmark
which showed suicidal behavior from a group of biological families who portrayed the same
effective disorder. After reading Emile Durkheim argument, I realized that psychological
conditions have no effects to suicidal behavior, he argued that suicide can only be an outcome of
how a person associates with the society. It’s through Emile Durkheim argument that I realized
there are three type of relationships between individuals and society which can lead to suicidal
behavior. He also stated and explained the possibility of a fourth type of relationship that can
also lead to suicidal behavior.
The four type are:
a. Egoistic suicide.
Through his reflection I leaned that isolation can make an individual to question
themselves about the importance of life as compared to when the individual is among a
group of people who can provides some assistance towards the importance of life. When
an individual is left alone, they que...