Do not be afraid to ask if he or she is sad, discouraged and/or thinking about suicide. Ask if he or she is seeing a therapist or taking medication. In some cases, the person needs to know that someone cares and is looking for the chance to talk about his or her feelings. Do not leave the person alone. Ask the person to give you any weapons he or she might have (to avoid self-injuries). Try talking the person out of suicide and let him or her know that depression is temporary and treatable. If the person is already in psychiatric treatment, help him or her to contact the doctor for guidance and help. Try to keep the person as calm as possible. Call your local suicide prevention hotline or take the person to a hospital. Note: Always remember to be calm and comforting around a person who is anxious and discouraged. While it can be scary for you, know it in your heart that what you are doing may help save a life. Do not hesitate, always lend a helping hand (if your mental health permits … [Read more...] about World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2020: Recognising Symptoms Of Suicidal Behavior
How to recognize symptoms of suicidal behavior
Suicide can never be the right decision to end one's suffering. It is always a painful decision that affects other's lives too. During this pandemic where everything is going through the lockdown phase, the suicide rate has gone high. In these tough times, suicide has become a major health problem. To highlight the importance of suicide prevention and spread awareness about the topic related to suicide, every year 10 September is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day. … [Read more...] about World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Inspiring Quotes That Will Empower You
If a child talks about taking their own life, believe them. Please don’t assume that they are merely seeking attention; take their words and feelings seriously and get them help. If a young person is struggling to deal with a relationship breakup or a fight with a friend, don’t belittle or minimize their feelings. Listen nonjudgmentally and empathize with them; you do not want to exacerbate the situation or alienate them. It is incredibly important that you do not promise to keep it a secret if someone says that they are thinking of taking their own life. Seek the help of a trusted adult. … [Read more...] about The Myths and Warning Signs of Suicide
These shocking results came from a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry which demonstrated that, using statistical and comparison techniques, it was possible to confirm that the economic downturn had contributed to a raised suicide rate. The study entitled ‘Economic suicides in the Great Recession in Europe and North America', also figured out what number of the additional suicides were linked to the recession. … [Read more...] about Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19
And there is a substantial body of literature supporting the theory that future-oriented thinking is adaptive. For example, one future-oriented thinking construct that has received significant empirical attention is dispositional optimism—the belief that good things will happen in the future. Dispositional optimism has been shown to predict better health over time including improved cardiovascular functioning and increased longevity. One study of 5,007 participants assessed the number of sick days from work for 36 months prior to and 18 months after the onset of a severe family illness. Highly optimistic individuals had a lower increase in sick days and a quicker return to baseline sick days following the event. … [Read more...] about How Do We Plan for the Future While Staying in the Moment?