Depression and Suicide

Depression if untreated can lead to suicide. It is important to remember that even when you feel hopeless, there is always someone you can talk to. Contact me today and get help.

Suicide and Depression

Depression

Depression will affect most people at some stage of their life. It is a mental illness that affects you and your family in all areas. Depression is very treatable with the right therapy/counselling and if need be medication.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • High anxiety
  • Decreased concentration
  • Guilt
  • Weight increase or decrease
  • Crying spells

Suicide

Suicide has been on the increase and will carry on unless help is received. Many people feel that they are at a point in their life, where they cannot cope, they feel as though they are drowning and their circumstances have become more than they can handle. As a counsellor I am there to try and help you see that there are other options and suicide is not an option.

Signs of suicidal thoughts

  • Talking about dying
  • Searching for the best way to kill oneself
  • Talk about being hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Feeling trapped or in pin (physical/ emotional)
  • Feeling as a burden
  • Increase in substance abuse (drugs, alcohol)

  • Being reckless
  • Irritable
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Becoming aggressive
  • Mood swings
  • Becoming isolated