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Suicide prevention

Last Updated: 19 January 2019

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Suicide prevention

Every year, over 800,000 people will take their own lives; this corresponds to around one death every 40 seconds. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression but men are more likely to commit suicide. 

Mental disorders, particularly depression and alcohol-dependency are major risk factors for suicide. Despite this, many people with depression or alcohol-related disorders are still not receiving support or treatment. Symptoms of depression include:

 

·         Feeling hopeless and helpless

·         Feeling tearful

·         Feeling guilt-ridden

·         Feeling anxious or worried

·         Not getting any enjoyment out of life

·         Having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself

 

Signs of alcohol dependency include:

 

  1. Worrying about where your next drink is coming from and planning social, family and work events around alcohol.

  2. Finding you have a compulsive need to drink and finding it hard to stop once you start.

  3. Waking up and drinking – or feeling the need to have a drink in the morning.

  4. Suffering from withdrawal symptoms, such as sweating, shaking and nausea, which stop once you drink alcohol.

 

 

Written by Ruth Tongue
(MSc Nutrition)

Categories:
Men's health
Mental health
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