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Experts believe that thoughts about killing yourself can be fleeting or passive and should be seriously considered. Many people who think about committing the act may suddenly change their behavior and attitude towards the situation. A sudden upsurge in spirits can surely be a warning sign that they have planned to kill themselves.
Dr. Singh believes that in most cases, people who die by suicide could have been helped or convinced otherwise. When the risk is high, concerned friends and relatives should help by seeking professional counseling and therapies.
Although suicide is always difficult to predict, there are a few possible warning signs to look out for:
- Being depressed or suffering from other mental health conditions
givingthe signs of “not wanting to be there”
- Social isolation
- Changes in appearance and hygiene
- Donate property
- Severe mood swings
Is thinking about suicide a mental health issue?
“No, not all suicides can be attributed to mental illness,” Dr Singh said, adding that according to the data, only four in 10 deaths are due to mental illness. The rest can be due to various other reasons like
- Financial loss or bankruptcy
- Chronic diseases
- Domestic violence
- Marital problems
- Death of a loved one
- Failing exams
- Performance pressure
- High impulsivity
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Misconceptions about suicide
Here are some misconceptions and misinterpretations people have about those who show signs of committing suicide
People who talk about it rarely do
Psychologists believe that people who talk about it are actually asking for help and only letting you know because they want you to comfort them.
People who want to kill themselves are beyond help
This is never the case because suicidal impulses can be intense but are very short lived and the majority of those who are suicidal can recover from treatment.
Suicide is a personal decision
It cannot be solely a personal decision because, in addition to the person concerned, suicide also concerns those close to him.
If you ask about suicide, you may just be putting the idea in someone’s mind
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