We have often heard people say, “I am depressed”. We even say it for ourselves sometimes. We tend to complain about being depressed when something does not go well or become unsolvable, and hence make ourselves deal with stress day after day.
Accumulating stress can lead to feeling depressed and eventually ends up in depression. Depression is one of the most common underlying factors of attempted/ completed suicide cases in the world. Feeling distressed, downhearted and hopeless for a long time can push a person to believe that suicide is the way to escape from his/her sufferings. Suicidal ideation and attempts are the most extreme stages of depression. Such thoughts and behaviours are warning signs of suicide as well as a person’s call for help that needs to be taken seriously.