Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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.

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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  • Feeling depressed, withdrawn and anxious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/)

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

  1. suicide is not an answer to any problem/situation. someone who commit suicide is given up on others and is escaping, such action puts family, friends and loved ones in shycologycal and societal problems. committing suicide is being selfish.

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  2.  
    Nikky, thank you for writing about suicide.

    The truth is that everyone would experience some or all of the feelings you listed at some point in their lives but getting through it depends on how the situation is managed and the love/support they get. However, people do not speak out because of fear of being stigmatized and this is why raising awareness is very important.

    If i know that people are aware of or have experienced a problem i have, i will not feel alone and will be confident to speak about it. Therefore, raising awareness is key to managing depression and hence preventing suicide.

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