Mourning a Suicide
Mental Health
“A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that’s what it’s for.” – Arthur Miller, playwright,  After the Fall, 1964. (Act 1) A suicide has many victims. Those around the deceased in their final days will likely all be deeply affected, as …
The Limits of an Intervention
Mental Health
Direct Intervention Intervening to save the life of a suicidal youth means conveying a sense of hope: you must be warm and very, very human in your approach. A spirit of simplicity and humility on your part is absolutely necessary. …
Look for Solutions
Mental Health
Direct Intervention Intervening to save the life of a suicidal youth means conveying a sense of hope: you must be warm and very, very human in your approach. A spirit of simplicity and humility on your part is absolutely necessary. …
Listen
Mental Health
Direct Intervention Intervening to save the life of a suicidal youth means conveying a sense of hope: you must be warm and very, very human in your approach. A spirit of simplicity and humility on your part is absolutely necessary. …
The Key Moment
Mental Health
The true crisis moment happens when the sufferer realizes he or she can’t digest or handle an event in life that involves personal loss of some sort. The sufferer is drowning in despair. Hopelessness builds. Suicidal thoughts sit at the …
Symptoms of Depression
Mental Health
Physical Sleep cycle disrupted (insomnia, constant sleeping) Change in appetite (bulimia, overeating, undereating) Change in energy level (extreme fatigue, hyperactivity) Psychological Inability to find pleasure in anything Loss of interest in anything and everything Sadness Irritability, anger, rage Loss of …