International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2019, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part APages: 25-28

A study of correlation of suicide note in relation to the manner of deaths

Dr. A Ramesh Babu, Dr. TTK Reddy, Dr. P Chandra Sekara Rao, Dr. V Siva Kameswara Rao, Dr. K Ram Prakash and Dr. K Satish Kumar
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ABSTRACT
Background & Aim: The aim of the present study is to the correlation of suicide note in relation to the manner of deaths. All the suicidal deaths occurred in the, GGH, Guntur and its surrounding area by suicide brought to the mortuary. In our study, the suicide notes are taken and an attempt to analyse the psychological, social, economic conditions leading to the suicide of the person. The suicide note is analysed in terms of the number of pages, number of lines per page, number of word per line, the font size of the words, grammatical errors, the language, the number of hand writing, the manner of addressing etc which are having significance in analysing the mental status of the concerned individual.
Results: A total of 30 suicide notes were available. A majority of suicide note was in age group of 15–40 years (76%) and most were men (50%). All suicide notes were handwritten, the majority (70%) in regional language Telugu. Length of notes varied from just few words to few pages. Contents of suicide notes included apology/shame/guilt (80%), love for those left behind (55%) and instruction regarding practical affairs (23%). Most have blamed none for the act (50%). 23% mentioned that they are committing suicide to prove their innocence. 32% mentioned a last wish.
Conclusion: The majority of suicidal note contained “guilt” which is a strong indicator of possible depression in deceased. Creating awareness about suicide among public and ensuring access to professionals trained in suicide prevention is need of the hour in this part of the world.
How to cite this article:
Dr. A Ramesh Babu, Dr. TTK Reddy, Dr. P Chandra Sekara Rao, Dr. V Siva Kameswara Rao, Dr. K Ram Prakash and Dr. K Satish Kumar. A study of correlation of suicide note in relation to the manner of deaths. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2019; 2(2): 25-28. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2019.v2.i2a.75
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology