Suicide risk in depression. Depression is one of the most important causes of suicide, and suicide attempts should always be taken seriously and appropriate psychiatric support should be provided. The most common cause of suicide is depression.
How Do I Prevent Depression?
Many factors influence depression. The following are some factors that may increase your risk of depression:
Certain types of alcohol intake increase your risk of depression. Heavy drinking is linked to depressed mood. Regular drinking makes you feel “craving” for more alcohol. If you’ve been drinking, stop and use prescription drugs to help relieve the symptoms. If you have a history of depression, there are certain treatments that may help.
Impaired quality of life and life stress: Depression can take a very significant toll on your quality of life and your ability to do things that you once enjoy.
Your emotional well-being may be affected by:
- feeling sad or crying when nothing is wrong
- feeling tired and unmotivated
- feeling depressed
- feeling depressed and having low self-esteem
- feeling depressed because of your job
- feeling suicidal
- feeling lonely
- feeling sad and alone
- feeling sad and sad at work
- feeling sad because of your relationship
feeling depressed because of your loss of a loved one Depression may take a very significant toll on your quality of life and your ability to do things that you once enjoy. Your emotional well-being may be affected by:
How Can I Help Prevent Depression?
Depression is one of the leading causes of death in people age 50 to 64. Depression is also the leading cause of disability in women and the leading cause of disability in men. If you’re depressed, there are some things you can do to help yourself, your family, and other people:
Learn how to recognize the symptoms of depression
See a doctor if you have a sense of “depression that is not right” or if you seem “depressed most of the time,” or if you have trouble sleeping or a “difficulty concentrating.”
SEE A DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE A SENSE OF “DEPENDABLE,” “DETERMINED,” or “THREATENING” DESSERTION. If you are having suicidal thoughts, see a doctor.
If you have suicidal thoughts, see a doctor
Do you have family members who have been depressed? Consider speaking to someone about depression. Some experts suggest that your parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins may be affected by the symptoms of depression.
Consider speaking to someone about depression
Some experts suggest that your parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins may be affected by the symptoms of depression. Talk to your friends. Be kind to one another. Give each other support.
Be kind to one another
Give each other support. Make a list. Read through it before you go to bed and on the weekends.
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about medications you may be taking. Some medications, like antidepressants, may cause serious side effects and withdrawal symptoms.
Some medications, like antidepressants, may cause serious side effects and withdrawal symptoms.
Take a vacation
While it is not known whether certain parts of Europe or Japan have lower rates of depression than the United States, the World Health Organization recommends that people should take several weeks of time off in between work, school, and other activities to take care of themselves.
The exercise may help make you feel better.
Do not smoke
Smoking is a risk factor for depression and the nicotine in tobacco products may make you feel worse.
Get support from friends, family, and caregivers
In general, you do not have to do anything alone. The best thing you can do is talk with someone who is knowledgeable about your symptoms and about resources in your area.
Find out what treatment options are available