Depression And Suicide

Depression- A mental illness that effects your body,emotions, and thoughts. The feeling of sadness,lonliness,
and hopelessness control your life and all aspects among your life making it very hard, near to impossible to
live an everyday normal life. Going untreated with depression can increase the risk of suicide.

  • Decreased energy
  • thoughts of suicide/suicide attempt
  • loss of appetite and weight
  • feelings of guilt, hopelessness,and pessimism
  • loss of interest in activites once enjoyed.

  • An estimated 6-12% of the population will expreience depression
  • More women than men will report depression 4% vs. 2.7%
  • 1 out of every 33 children suffer from some symptoms of depression
  • 1 out of 8 teens will suffer from depression
  • Anti-depression medications
  • Electric shock treatment
  • Therapy/counseling

.Poor school or work attendence
.Suffering of close relationships

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Electric shock treatment (ECT) : A treatment used to help with depression: electrodes are put into
patients head and an electrical current is applied. The current causes a brief seizure in the brain


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What is Suicide?
Suicide is the process of purposely ending ones own life.

  • Nearly 1 million people worldwide commit suicide each year
  • Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in males
  • Suicide is the 16th leading cause of death in women
  • Suicide is the Second leading cause of death for people ages 10-24

Possible Causes of Suicide-
  • Those who are depressed
  • Recent loses/deaths of clos e relatives or friends
  • Preperation for death(giving away possesions)
  • Alochol and Drug abuse
  • breakup of a romantic relationship
  • loss of freedom

Signs and Symptoms:
  • Person making a will
  • suddenly visiting friends or family
  • buying instruments of suicide
  • writing a suicide note

How People can deal with suicidal thoughts:
  • Getting help from a doctor
  • Getting a spiritual advisor
  • calling a suicide hotline
  • Going to the nearest emergency room

Where to get Help:
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline : 800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • American Association of Suicidology: 202-237-2280
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  • National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (866-723-3968)

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Web Page Created By: Cortnie Holden 2/13/12