Depression & Suicide
Everyone feels sad sometimes, but a prolonged feeling of sadness and emptiness is a sign of depression. If you feel tired, hopeless or if life feels like it has no meaning and nothing is interesting anymore then you may be suffering from depression. It is important to understand depression and recognize its symptoms. Depression can interfere with daily life for weeks at a time and is a serious illness that requires treatment by a mental health professional.
Therapists at Acuity can help you overcome depression by teaching you new ways of thinking and behaving, and changing habits that may be contributing to the depression. Therapy can help you understand and work through difficult relationships or situations that may be causing your depression or making it worse. Your therapist can work with you to help you overcome depression and feel good again. Contact us to find out more about depression.
Suicide is the act of ending one's life, and is often carried out as a result of feeling overwhelmed by life stressors. Severe depression can sometimes cause suicidal thoughts especially if left untreated. Feelings of despair and "being trapped" can cause an individual to look at suicide as an option in order to end their pain. Suicidal thoughts or threats to end one's life should always be taken seriously. Studies have shown that most people who attempted suicide had planned out the event beforehand.
If you are concerned that someone you know is considering suicide it is important to reach out for help. Seeing a therapist is often the best way to put a stop to suicidal thoughts. There are some significant warning signs that experts suggest you should watch out for.
If you suspect that a loved one is thinking about suicide then it's best to get in touch with a therapist. We can help you book an appointment as soon as possible.
If you or your loved one are in crisis and require immediate intervention, please call 911 and they will be able to assist you by getting in touch with local emergency mental health services.