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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
Is suicide hereditary? RadioactiveCat 2 kids; Roanoke, VA, United States 22943 posts
status 5th Sep '09

Discuss?



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"

laura+3.0 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 14725 posts
status 5th Sep '09

i think depression is hereditary. not suicide. but suicide is a result of depression.

Isguided and Oronic Due May 25 (girl); 1 child; California 20971 posts
5th Sep '09
Quoting Ashley{EBFB}{CBM}:
babygaga_mommy MD 2 kids; Oregon 69815 posts
5th Sep '09
Quoting laura+jonah[PB08]:
ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
5th Sep '09

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.

I love my girls! 2 kids; Texas 2176 posts
5th Sep '09

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.

thunderthighs Due August 22; 2 kids; Iowa 2411 posts
5th Sep '09

I belive it has to do with depressive disorders that can run in family's.

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
5th Sep '09

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.....

laura+3.0 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 14725 posts
status 5th Sep '09
Quoting I love my girls!:
mommyluvbug *Wazhushk* 5 kids; Manitoba 27187 posts
5th Sep '09

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

Little Demon 1 child; Hopkinsville, Kentucky 10965 posts
5th Sep '09
Quoting Belle'sMommaEBFB:
RadioactiveCat 2 kids; Roanoke, VA, United States 22943 posts
status 5th Sep '09
Quoting laura+jonah[PB08]:
Lizzy's Mommy :) 1 child; Beaufort, 1137 posts
5th Sep '09

depressions - hormonal imbalances - etc might be hereditary..

suicide is a choice

Isguided and Oronic Due May 25 (girl); 1 child; California 20971 posts
5th Sep '09
Quoting Jillian's Mommy[LMC]:
mommyluvbug *Wazhushk* 5 kids; Manitoba 27187 posts
5th Sep '09
Quoting Jillian's Mommy[LMC]: