Friday, May 12, 2006

Symptoms of Suicide - By Bren Davis

Suicide accounts for about 1.26% of all deaths in the US each year. Throughout the years, there has been a significant increase in the rate among adolescents as well elderlies.

What is suicide?

Suicide is the act of deliberately ending one's own life. It is said that a large percentage of suicide cases are related to mood disorder or other psychiatric illness. Situations that might prompt suicidal thoughts or behavior are unemployment, financial problems, guilt feelings, alcohol or drug addiction, physical illness, death etc.

Most people, mainly close friends, family members and relatives of the individuals who attempt suicide view suicide as an act of selfishness. However, the individuals who attempt or complete suicide feel/felt otherwise. They mistakenly believe that their act is doing their friends and family a favor. This irrational thought leads to suicidal behavior.

One effective way of preventing suicide is early detection and help from professionals.

Symptoms of Suicide

> Impulsiveness
> Tension
> Anxiety
> Expression of guilt feelings
> Change in behavior or personality
> Depression
> Direct or indirect threats to commit suicide
> Nervousness
> Loss of appetite
> fatigue
> Facing problems concentrating
> Drug or alcohol use or abuse
> Aggressive behavior

Suicide is not an option

Seek help from professionals today.

Toll-Free Nationwide USA / 24 hours / 7 days a week:
1-800-SUICIDE (2433)
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
1-800-621-4000 (National Adolescent Suicide Hotline)
Read about troubled teens here

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