Death is often an unpleasant topic to talk about and it’s something most of us can’t seem to comprehend, yet suicide is the leading cause of death in many young ones in Australia. Everyone goes through a hard time but for some, it feels like they can’t snap out of it and they start to feel hopeless. This is how suicidal people feel, to them the situation is inescapable and feel like the only way out is to end their life.
Suicide can be due to depression, drug abuse, financial debt, bullying etc. Of all these factors, depression is one of the leading causes of suicide, people who usually commit suicide have always been depressed. Suicidal tendencies can be avoided if we are able to detect it early, depressed people often withdraw from activities they used to love, they isolate themselves from people and they spend too much or too little time sleeping. They often feel everything at an extreme level, so it is crucial to be understanding and patient towards someone if you sense they are depressed.
How can we combat this issue?
Depressed people secrete a high amount of cortisol and have decreased amounts of dopamine and serotonin hormones, these are the hormones that make you feel good and help you to think clearly. Due to the lower level of the latter two, their judgments are often clouded and they can’t think properly. Many depressive medications focus on increasing these two hormones, these medications work for some but don’t work for others and people often relapse back after a while. The depression needs to be treated from the roots, we have to change the way they think and how they view life. The combination of these medications and places like depression counselling Melbourne can increase the chances of success when battling with depression. Depression is often coupled with conditions such as anxiety and schizophrenia, although schizophrenia does not have a cure, we can help manage the symptoms through certain medications.
Almost all of us have been anxious at some point but people with an anxiety disorder are at a constant state of extreme fear, impairing their ability to work in school or in forming any kind of relationships with people thus causing them to isolate themselves. Some anxiety treatments Melbourne includes the use of medications and panic attack hypnosis in order to treat the issue at a subconscious level.
Many suicidal people tend to feel lonely and often have the feeling that they don’t have anything to live for, so showing them you care and making them feel like they matter can make a difference in their life.