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Suicide

Suicide is one of the most feared complications of depression and it unfortunately is more common in people who struggle with depression than in the general population. Some estimates say it may be up to 27 times more common in people with depression as opposed to the general population. While there is no way for any mental health professional to know whether any given individual will commit suicide, there are certain risk factors that can increase or decrease the likelihood and that a mental health professional will look at in trying to help stratify the risk of an individual towards suicide. Some of the risk factors that we think about are prior attempts of suicide being a high risk factor, male gender, hopelessness, and access to firearms can all increase (among other things) the risk of a person's likelihood of committing suicide. Ways to decrease the risk would include obviously treating the depression, removing access to dangerous items like firearms or pills in the appropriate situation. Frequent mental health follow up with a professional and trying to mobilize as much support as possible in the person's life.

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If you or someone you know has ongoing thoughts of
death or suicide call the number below:

CALL: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If a suicide attempt has been made—contact a doctor or go to a
hospital emergency room if you need immediate assistance.

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Mental Health Advocates United

Mental Health Advocates United

A group that posts inspirational quotes and info related to mental health and illness.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and advocating, educating, and serving all Americans

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

DBSA is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar

re:MIND Depression and Bipolar Support

re:MIND Depression and Bipolar Support

re:MIND provides free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders.

Depression-Anxiety & Mental Health SUPPORT

Depression-Anxiety & Mental Health SUPPORT

We are a support group for all those who feel like they are lost souls in this world. Whether you suffer from chronic depression, bi-polar

Depression Anxiety self harm support

Depression Anxiety self harm support

People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They

Bipolar/Depression/Anxiety

Bipolar/Depression/Anxiety

A PEER TO PEER SUPPORT group for sufferers and survivors of Bipolar Disorder, Depression & Anxiety.

Depression Support Group

Depression Support Group

Depression Support Group is a closed facebook community for those with depression.

Depression and Anxiety Warriors

Depression and Anxiety Warriors

Depression and Anxiety Warriors is a closed support group and community for those with depression.

Anxiety, Depression & Mental Health Support Group

Anxiety, Depression & Mental Health Support Group

This should not be a place of judgment, but rather support and understanding.

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