Suicidal Thought and Expression through Art: A Case Report

Authors : Dr. Sivasankari Varadharasu

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Suicide is a serious psychological problem that is made worse by psychiatric diseases, personal loss, and other stressful life events. Suicidal thoughts and ideas were conveyed in a variety of ways by clients who attempted suicide, but noncommunicable ones should be closely monitored without misunderstanding or misinterpretation to prevent precious human loss. This case study was centered on a 17-year-old married girl who had suicidal thoughts and a history of three suicide attempts. Suicidal ideation and thoughts were evaluated by observation and semi-structured interview methods with open-ended questionnaires that included personal, professional, familial, and socioeconomic variables. Surprisingly, the client drew pictures using pencils to describe her suicidal thoughts and the triggers that led to them. It is quite simple for the medical professional to comprehend the etiological variables that significantly contribute to the patient's thoughts of suicide and ideas. Additionally, art will play a crucial part as a motivator to subconsciously communicate their demands and expectations from the family and society, which can inhibit the severity of symptoms by deflecting the mind and meeting their needs. Additionally, it inadvertently encourages the medical professional, the patient's family, and other people to learn about persistent suicidal thoughts and ideas of clients, suicide warning signals, and methods for controlling and preventing suicidal thoughts.

Keywords : Suicidal thoughts and Ideas, Art, Painting, Drawing, Reducing Symptoms.


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