Category Archives for "Emotional distress"
It is a heavy topic to talk about—suicide, but one that is very important to investigate and address the issue. Thoughts on suicide or showing suicidal behavior does not dependent upon either age, gender, race or social status.
This year we will be raising awareness of actions individuals can take to help or support someone who is struggling, under the international theme of Working Together to Prevent Suicide.
Below is a range of information from our members on actions that individuals can take, which together can help to prevent suicide:
Inhibitions are the mental brakes that prevent people from showing their true feelings or thoughts. Sometimes they are a conscious form of self-control, like 'biting your lip' when it seems risky to say something. Often, they are unconscious, only showing up as patterns of behaviour or habits of speaking.
There are not many topics that provoke as much fear and anxiousness than that of suicide. When you hear people talking about someone who committed suicide or you are aware of someone who is showing signs of being suicidal, it can leave you with feelings of heartache and sadness if you are close to such a person, and also with fear.