Durkheim explains that there are 3 types of suicide that exists. One is known as anomic suicide, which is when people feel disconnected from guiding norms and values, most likely the individual feels as if he/she no longer fits into society. It could be from a dramatic loss in an economic or industrialized situation. An example of this can be an investor may commit suicide after loosing all the moneys he’s invested. Next is Egoistic suicide it usually happens when people feel unconnected with society. They really have no motivation to want to keep going forward and there is nothing or no one pushing them to keep going. This type of suicide usually happens when people lose loved ones, or jobs and just really have nothing going for them (so they think). Example of this could be a child in a foster care that grew up without have a stable home or someone that was they’re always supporting them.
The last type of suicide explained by Durkheim is altruistic suicide is when an individual gives his life up for a social group. This could either be looked upon as sacrifice (this would usually happen in a small community most likely in a non-industrialized society.) This could also been seen a heroic, Someone during wartime could spare themselves in order to save other lives.
Suicide is in the top three reasons of death of almost all age groups. Besides perhaps Altruistic suicide, the other 2 reasons could be worked upon changing someone’s mind in feeling like they really have no purpose to go on. It is important to stop bullying, wrongfully judging, verbal/physical abuse of people. We never know when someone’s cup is full and they can no longer handle it. There are many support groups out there that are willing to help anyone for free. Just sometimes flashing a smile or telling someone hello, can really change around someone’s mood. It is influential to want to make people feel like they have a purpose to keep going instead of bringing people down.