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Depression is something that many of us hear about – but we hope to never have to deal with or see someone that we love go through it. Unfortunately it is something that is becoming more and more common as people are struggling through difficult things in their life.

There are many things that can cause depression – but not all of us will be privy to the reasons of why the people we love are going through them. Perhaps they have undergone some terrible accident or trauma that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Or maybe they have been struggling with emotional problems.

People who suffer from depression often have thoughts of loneliness and will not have the desire to spend time with others or even eat. But what many of us do not realize is that the depression can spread beyond this and affect them to such a point that they have the desire to kill themselves.

There are certain signs and warnings that you can look for in someone to determine whether or not they are thinking about suicide. If you notice any of these signs it is important that you seek medical attention and counseling for them. Outside assistance may be needed even if they do not want to accept it right away.

Common Signs

Many people who have thoughts of suicide will talk a lot about death. They will discuss shooting themselves, running away, or jumping off of high places.

People who have lost someone close to them through death, divorce, or separation. Also people who have lost their jobs, homes, self esteem, or who do not enjoy any of their usual hobbies or activities.

They will have a serious change in personality that will make them sad, anxious, tired, and apathetic. Also their behavior will change and they will no longer be able to concentrate on normal tasks, school, or work.

They will no longer be able to sleep at night or may have nightmares that will wake them up during the early hours of the morning.

One of the most common sign of suicide is the impulses that they have to give their favorite possessions away to people close to them or to make certain plans. This may be a will or having someone to take care of their pets.

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