10 Signs Risk of Suicide

Posted on March 1, 2012


Depression included in the psychiatric problems that can not be taken lightly. Moreover, people suffering from depression generally can not enjoy life and feel the emptiness. Therefore, they are vulnerable to suicide.

The National of Mental Health reports that people in the age group 65 years accounted for 16 percent of all suicides in 2004. In developed countries, like America, only 1 of 10 depressed patients who received appropriate therapy.

Experts say the condition is true could not have happened if detected early because depression can be treated basically. Therefore, it is important not to ignore the warning signs that trigger depression.

Any person suffering from depression should see a doctor or a mental health professional as soon as possible and get the right treatment. According to Barb Delker, a family therapist in the U.S., there are 10 signs of risk that triggers a person to commit suicide, as described below:

1. Talk or threaten to hurt yourself.

2. Acquire firearms, pills, or other means to commit suicide.

3. Talking about death or suicide becomes something normal or natural for that person.

4. Feeling desperate, frequent tantrums, emotional, or plan revenge.

5. Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities.

6. Feeling trapped, like there was no way out in the face of a situation.

7. Increased abuse of addictive substances.

8. Withdrawing from family, friends, or community.

9. Feeling anxious, unable to sleep, sleep all the time.

10. Mood changes dramatically.

Delker said, people with depression should discuss the matter with those close to the buried feelings can be a little relieved. Meanwhile, the nearest person or family support must continue to be provided.

“Depression is a leading cause of suicide, but not all people who commit suicide due to depression,” said Delker.

Posted in: Psychology