Suicide Prevention Week Starts

Today marks the beginning of Suicide Prevention Week here in South Africa.

According to the SADASG these are the signs to be on the look out for:

KEY SIGNS OF DEPRESSION:

* Loss of interest in things you like to do
* Sadness that won’t go away
* Irritability or feeling angry a lot

OTHER SIGNS INCLUDE:

* Feeling guilty or hopeless
* Not enjoying things you once liked
* Feeling tense or worrying a lot
* Crying a lot
* Spending a lot of time alone
* Eating too much or too little
* Sleeping too much or too little
* Having low energy or restless feelings
* Feeling tired a lot
* Missing school a lot
* Hard time making decisions
* Having trouble thinking or paying attention
* Thinking of dying or killing yourself

For more info about depression and suicide prevention please pop in at the SADASG website.

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