Year: 2023 Source: AMAMIHE: Journal of Applied Philosophy. (2023). 21(3), 19-32. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33587.09768 SIEC No: 20231587
Several approaches have been used to address the issue of suicide in contemporary society. However, a religious approach in Kenya has received less input. This article, which is a product of a research conducted in Ruaraka Deanery in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on the rise of suicide among youth, is an attempt to contribute to a balanced understanding of the causes of suicide as well as the mitigation of suicide among youth from a religious perspective. Religions and cultural traditions strongly oppose suicide. Moreover, several African nations including Kenya prohibit suicide attempts. It is believed that religion serves as a protective coping mechanism that aids people in finding comfort and purpose when dealing with traumatic life events or situations like suicide.