Cast Your Vote:
- I believe it can run in families for genetic reasons. -- Votes: 19
- I believe it runs in families due to the family environment. -- Votes: 12
- I do not believe it runs in families at all. -- Votes: 23
- Other. Please explain. -- Votes: 11
As for myself, I picked the first option because I am a survivor of two suicide attempts and I have 5 relatives who have killed themselves, a few more who tried and yet none of us were raised anywhere near each other or in the same style of upbringing.
ETA: The part being hereditary is meant as "likelihood of suicide"
i think depression is hereditary. not suicide. but suicide is a result of depression.
I dont believe its genetics at all. Thats somebodys own decision to commit suicide.
Although I do believe someone might grow up thinking how they were raised was "normal", (whether it be abuse in the house, or whatever) & they might pass it down & raise their children like that, only because their brain doesn't know any different... & so on.
My husband is a suicide survior and no one else in his family has ever attempted it. He really shouldnt be alive he hung himself and was braindead and all. It was truly a mircale from God that he's even here today.
I belive it has to do with depressive disorders that can run in family's.
I think there is a combination of genetics and environmental factors that put someone at risk for suicide attempts. Immediate family members of those who have committed suicide are definitely at a higher risk for suicide.
Serious mental illness also tends to run in families.....
Quoting I love my girls!:
i believe there are many varrying factors ... be it past experience or the trickle down effects of our elders experiences .... and chemical balance or imbalance as it were ... but also how one deals with crisis plays a part .... or how a person is taught to handle crisis situations ... i dont believe its genetic tho
depressions - hormonal imbalances - etc might be hereditary..
suicide is a choice
Quoting Jillian's Mommy[LMC]: