Today marks World Depression Day, a mental disorder that more and more people suffer from it every day.
Next, Dr. Enrique Vicentini Castillo will speak about Depression and suicidal risks.
A person with Depression usually:
1- Remain locked in her room. Often refuses routine group activities such as meals
2- Not having any real or virtual contact with friends with whom he maintained frequent ties
3- Have greater difficulty concentrating, speaking or thinking clearly
4- Give away your belongings
5- Talk about leaving or having the need to leave all your affairs in order
6- Suddenly change your behavior, especially sudden calm after a period of Anxiety
7- Having loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
8- Having self-destructive behaviors such as hitting or cutting the body
9- Talk about death and Suicide. He even usually declares the desire to hurt himself
10- Talk about feeling hopeless or guilty
11- Have a sudden change in eating or sleeping habits (decreased appetite and daytime sleepiness)
12- Prepare ways to kill yourself (get a gun or pills)
13- want to sleep all the time
Faced with any of these warning signs, the most immediate consultation should be to the Psychiatrist.
Situations or factors that can trigger or aggravate a depressive episode
As factors are added, the suicide risk increases. The main ones are:
1- Unexpected academic failure and interpreted as unfair or a serious sanction, defined by the school and not disclosed to the family
2- Situation of permanent and / or progressive rejection of mockery or disqualification of a relative or figure relevant to the affected person
3- Bullying, threatening, intimidating or teasing situations
4- love disappointment
5- Hidden gender dysphoria or the eventuality of foreseeing severe sanctions if it talks about the subject or reveals an orientation that generates conflict with the beliefs of parents or other authority figures
According to experts, the opinion of close friends of a depressed person is very important, since the affected person tends to hide their problems from family members, but share them with their friends. For this reason, it is recommended that, in the face of warning signs, with prudence and confidentiality, the father figures check the computer and / or cell phone and the history of pages visited, which would allow to see if they have connected to a blog or strange page related to suicide or death.
Psychological support is usually useful, especially some dynamic for the person with Depression to express their experiences around the subject.