Suicide : Suicide And Depression Essay

770 Words Aug 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Almost everyone can think of a person that has committed suicide or who has been personally affected by suicide. There is one death by suicide in the world every forty seconds (Suicide Prevention and Depression Information, 2015). People in society are shocked that a death has occurred by someone’s own hands. The loved one’s that are left have had their whole life turned upside down. The affect loved ones often ask what they could have done or what they missed that could have caused it. The truth is, very few people see the warning signs of a depressed person who is thinking about suicide until after the act of self-harm. Everyone needs to know what to look for, what causes, how to react, and how to support a person if they are thinking of self- harming.
Little is talked about suicide and depression in society that many people don’t know what to look for in a loved one. Society just writes it off on the person having a “bad” or “off” day; it normally isn’t until a form of self-harm has occured that everything comes into light. Some important warning signs of someone who is depressed are changes in sleep, changes in appetite, poor concentration, loss of energy, lack of interest, low self-esteem, hopelessness/ guilt, and movement changes (Depression, 2015) . Not everyone who is depressed is planning to kill themselves. Some major signs of a suicidal person are giving away possessions, lack of interest, unnecessary risk taking, preoccupation with death and dying, and talks…

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