People harm themselves in many ways, including burning or scratching, pulling out hair, hitting their bodies against something, drinking heavily or taking excessive amounts of drugs. People self harm for different reasons, but it is always an indication of an underlying problem and is often kept secret. If at any point you feel you need…Read More Self Harm
Most people feel depressed at some stage of their lives, but for some the feelings are more intense and last longer. This type of depression doesnt just go away, and telling the person to cheer up or pull yourself together doesnt help. Its not that simple. But there is hope. Depression is a medical condition…Read More Depression
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization estimates that in the year 2000 approximately one million people will die from suicide. A global mortality rate of 16 per 100,000. One death every 40 seconds. The WHO further reports that: In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three…Read More Statistics
Suicide is rarely a spur of the moment decision. In the days and hours before people kill themselves, there are usually clues and warning signs. The strongest and most disturbing signs are verbal I cant go on, Nothing matters any more or even Im thinking of ending it all. Such remarks should always be taken…Read More The warning signs of suicide
Be quiet and listen! If someone is feeling depressed or suicidal, our first response is to try to help. We offer advice, share our own experiences, try to find solutions. Wed do better to be quiet and listen. People who feel suicidal dont want answers or solutions. They want a safe place to express their…Read More Helping a suicidal friend or relative
We are born with the ability to take our own lives. Each year a million people make that choice. Even in societies where suicide is illegal or taboo, people still kill themselves. For many people who feel suicidal, there seems to be no other way out. Death describes their world at that moment and the…Read More If someone is feeling suicidal
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