Know the Signs of Suicide
People living with depression have a high risk of committing suicide. It does not matter what you say to them; suicidal thoughts may still linger in their mind. Ensure you lookout for different signs of suicide among these depressed individuals. Some signs of depression may include:
- More talks about death
- Sudden mood swings
- Feelings of extreme sadness
- Saying that they are a burden to other people
- Making a will
- Withdrawing from loved ones and friends
- Previous suicide attempts
- Having discussions about suicide plans
Upon spotting any of these signs, act fast. Talk to the individual and let them know you care about them. Ask them to talk to a mental health professional. If you feel the risk is high, do not leave them alone or around dangerous places and objects.
Depressed individuals are often mentally fragile, which means you should choose your words with them carefully. Make sure you know what to say to them at what time and what not to say to them. Help them get the support and help they need to recover from depression rather than victimize them. If you are depressed or know a depressed individual who needs professional help, we are always ready and willing to help them out.