Friday is World Day.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the world ends their own life. Each death is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries, and has long-lasting effects on those left behind.
For people with severe depression, it is not uncommon to think about suicide. Stigma, particularly surrounding mental disorders and suicide, means many people thinking of taking their own life are not seeking help, which means they are not getting the support they need.
Here are some warning signs that someone may be seriously thinking about suicide:
➡️ Threatening to kill oneself.
➡️ Saying things like “No one will miss me when I am gone.”
➡️ Looking for ways to kill oneself.
➡️ Saying good-bye to close family members and friends or giving away of valued possessions.