Psychological revelation behin...

Folie à Famille translated ‘a folly of family’, the term talks about a shared psychotic disorder among a group of family members as opposed to shared between two people (folie à deux). This is a rare condition because of which effective treatments have not been well-established. However, last week we saw an incident in Delhi […]

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Are You Feeling Suicidal? How ...

Wanting to overcome suicidal thoughts? Firstly, the thought to overcome the suicidal thoughts itself is a sign of positivity. You may think feeling suicidal is a sign of permanent weakness and flew. Actually, it isn’t, feeling suicidal is just a temporary negative mindset that makes you experience intense sadness. During this intense episode majority of […]

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How to Help Someone with Drug ...

Want to help someone with Drug and Alcohol Addiction? A relative, a dear friend, a sibling, a co-worker? Early drug and alcohol abuse education is one of the best ways to start with. Everyone involved needs to be educated, from parents and educators to children and adults. Each needs to know the risks of altered […]

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Depression is an Illness, Not ...

For as long as health professionals can remember, our country has developed a negative stigma towards depression illness. People suffering from depression tend to suffer in silence, or not seek the appropriate treatment because of the shame associated with admitting they have a mental illness. Currently, people diagnosed with depression illness are viewed as broken, […]

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Psychosis: Symptoms, Causes, a...

A study estimated that 1 in 13 people may experience a psychotic episode. Are you aware of psychosis? If you aren’t aware of it, this blog helps you with the information on the risk of Psychosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Risk Factors. Psychosis? When an individual is out of touch with reality it is known as […]

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What can I do if I know someone who is suicidal?

Atleast 8 lakh people die of suicide every year around the world. While that many die, there are 20 times more people who have attempted for suicide. On World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, here are a few things you can do if you know someone eliciting suicidal symptoms

  • Be aware of the risk factors, the warning signs and where to get help
  • Be direct and talk to them openly and matter-of-factly about suicide and your concern about their well-being
  • Be willing to listen and allow them to express their feelings
  • Be non-judgmental and avoid raising debate whether suicide is right or wrong or good or bad
  • Be available and show support and care
  • Do not dare him/ her to engage in suicidal behaviors
  • Do not act shocked
  • Do not ask why
  • Do not be sworn to secrecy
  • Offer hope that alternatives are available
  • Take action and remove any means of self-harm accessible to them such as pills, rope or drugs
  • Get help from others with more experience or expertise
  • Be actively involved in encouraging the person to see a mental health professional as soon as possible

 

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