Psychological review of suicide stories of celebrities: The distress behind contentment.

N. Nandini, Nandita Chaube, M. S. Dahiya

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Suicide is an act of death resulting from the force against oneself. Suicide is considered as sin in all the religions. There are social (history of family suicide, stressful life events etc.) and psychological (Mental illness, previous suicide attempts etc.) factors influencing individuals to commit suicide. There are many methods of committing suicide such as, pesticide poisoning, hanging, firearms, drug overdose, fatal injuries, exsanguinations, suffocation, drowning etc. This current study is conducted to analyze suicide stories of celebrities. The celebrities who commit suicide may have various reasons like, family problems, failed relationships, pressure of career, disturbed married life etc. As they are unable to cope up or face the pressure of their personal lives being telecasted openly they try to hide and suppress their relationship out of public glare. It has been noticed that, the celebrities who had failed in their love relations are more likely to commit suicide and the most common method of suicide has been by hanging. It is also seen that in all the celebrities suicide cases their male partners were accused of abetting them for committing suicide, but when investigated they were found innocent and released. The police reports also have declared all these deaths as "suicide". [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Health & Wellbeing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2018


  • SUICIDE victims
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL distress
  • DRUG overdose
  • celebrities
  • contentment
  • distress
  • suicide


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