Suicidal Thoughts

About- Suicide, the act of taking one’s own life is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations and it is one of the leading causes of death in the world.

Symptoms-
 Talking about suicide or having no reason to go on living
 Feeling trapped, hopeless, or worthless
 Mood swings
 Avoiding social interactions with others and aloofness
 Alcoholism or using illegal drugs
 Sleeping too much or too little
 Changing eating or sleeping patterns
 Being severely anxious or agitated
 Searching for a means to take own life, such as buying a gun or stockpiling pills
 Emotionally unstable
 Expressing rage or intentions to seek revenge
 
Causes-
 Depression
 Feel hopeless, worthless, agitated, socially isolated or lonely
 Chronic medical condition or pain that leads to depression
 Bipolar disorder
 Schizophrenia
 Anxiety disorders
 Personality disorders
 Substance abuse problem like alcoholism or illegal drug use
 Childhood abuse or trauma
 A family history of suicide
 Previous suicide attempts
 Access to lethal means, including firearms and drugs
 Being a victim of harassment, bullying, or physical abuse
 Experience a stressful life event, such as the loss of a loved one, military service, a breakup, or financial or legal problems
 Lack of support from the family and friends
 Belief systems that accept suicide as a solution to personal problems
 
Specialists to visit
 Clinical psychologist

 Psychiatrist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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