Depression, Bipolar, Suicide
Suicide is trying or attempting to take your life on purpose. Suicide is the 10th most common cause of death in the United States.
~ People will contemplate suicide when they feel theirs no other way out.
~ When they feel hopeless.
~ White men have the highest risk of committing suicide.
~ Teenagers and Women have the most attempts at suicide.
~ People who are suicidal will sleep a lot.
This usually occurs in people who have a mental illness such as:
~ Bipolar disorder ~ Multiple personality disorder
~ Schizophrenia ~ Stress life problems
People who attempt suicide are trying to get relief from:
~ Feeling ashamed, guilty or a burden
~ Feeling trapped or like a victim
~ Feeling rejection, loss and loneliness
Suicidal attempts may happen if:
~ Feeling elderly and aging
~ Death of a loved one ~Physical illness
~ Money problems ~ Emotional problems
Risks for teens:
~ Guns in the house ~ Break up
~ Family members committed suicide
~ History of self abuse ~ History of abuse
Symptoms may include:
~ Distraction ~ Giving belongings away ~ Talking about suicide
~ Sudden change in behavior ~ Loosing interest in activities
~ pulling away from friends ~ Change in eating and sleeping habits
~ Physical therapy ~ Counseling ~ Medication ~ Hospital care
~ check ups ~ Hotlines
~ keep all the proscriptions locked up and hidden
~ do not keep alcohol at home ~ do not keep guns at home
What is depression?
Depression interferes with a persons abilities to sleep, work, study, eat, and do enjoyable things.
~ Empty feelings
~ Deceased energy
~ Overeating or no eating
~ Feelings of guilt
Who is at risk
~ About 6.7% of United States adults experience depression every year
~ Women are 70% more likely to experience depression
Could develop psychotic depression
Inability to experience pleasure
Concentration or memory problems
Feeling like you are worthless
thoughts of death or suicide
Can effect sex drive and self esteem
Diabetes has also been linked to anxiety, substance abuse, and health problems like heart disease, diabetes