Suicide is a final act of behaviour that is the result of a range of factors, difficulties and distress. Across the globe, the highest rates of suicide were associated with depressive disorders.
Some of the factors that can show that someone is at risk of feeling suicidal are:
- Feeling depressed, withdrawn and anxious
- Loss of interest in hobbies, work, socialising or even in their appearance
- Expressing feelings of hopelessness or purposelessness
- Acting impulsively or in a reckless way and not caring what happens to them
- Talking about suicide, death or dying or wanting it to all end
You never really know what another person is dealing with so be kind. Just listening to what someone has to say and taking it seriously can be very helpful. I encourage anyone with suicidal thoughts to reach out for help. Let your family or friends know what’s going on. Life will throw many obstacles in our life’s path that will make us sad or disappointed at times. But dealing positively with these obstacles is what makes the difference! You’re stronger than you think and you’re going to get through the tough times. You never know what tomorrow may bring so don’t ever give up on life.
Please check out this links (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/s/suicide), (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/), (https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Suicide-Prevention-Awareness-Month), (https://www.suicideispreventable.org/)