Depression and Suicide Awareness

By Hannah Kyzer

Facts

Depression

Depression is a mental condition that causes sadness, hopelessness, and despair, it also affects the body's ability to function correctly. This illness affects many adults and teenagers of all ages. There may be events that occur to cause this illness or it will happen suddenly.

Suicide

Suicide is an act of self harm to intentionally cause ones own death. This occurs when a person is severely depressed or feeling hopeless. In 2013, 41,149 suicides were reported, which means a person committed suicide every 12 minutes. Causing the 10th leading cause of dead in the Americas

Signs / Symptoms

Signs / Symptoms of Depression

Signs / Symptoms of Depression include feelings of guilt, hopelessness, worthlessness, difficultly concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions.

Warning Signs of Suicide

Warning signs of Suicide include changing eating patterns, risk taking behavior, loss of interest in activities that uses to be enjoyed, increasing use of alcohol or drugs, sleeping too much or too little, feeling isolated and displaying extreme mood swings.

Signs of Self Injury

Signs of Self Injury include one hiding body with extreme amount of clothing, often making excuses, cutting, burning, scratching, hitting, bruising, pulling hair, and biting

Help

Getting Help

If you are feeling hopeless or feeling like any of the signs above are occurring, please reach out to get help, go to parents, teachers, guidance counselors, therapist, and really any adults. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255. These illnesses are serious so please reach help, know that these things will get better, people care, and your not alone in this. Find help and I promise it will get better

Getting Help (Links)

Videos

The Science of Depression
How To Deal With Depression - Tactics That Work Immediately
For Those Considering Suicide