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What symptoms of depression may indicate suicide?

If you know someone who you are concerned is depressed, it may not be unusual for you to notice that he or she seems to be withdrawn, unwell and unhappy. However, it is vital that you are aware of the signs of depression that could indicate that someone you care about in California may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. 

At some point in their life, everyone will experience times of sadness or times when things are less-than-ideal. However, if you notice that someone you care about is suffering from these negative emotions for an extended period, he or she may be depressed. According to Web MD, if you suspect that your loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts that are connected to the depression that is being suffered, here are some of the things you should watch for:

  • A very noticeable and fast switch from a downtrodden and unhappy demeanor to a calm and joyful one. 
  • Discussions about death and suicide. 
  • Frequent conversations about feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness in regards to their situation getting better. 
  • Risky behavior that could ultimately result in death.

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of someone you love, it is crucial that you act right away to get them the help they deserve. This could mean offering to have them stay with you for a while until they can overcome their emotions, encouraging them to seek professional help in the form of therapy or even providing continual support through phone calls, text messages or emails. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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