SYMPTOMS OF SUICIDE AND HOW TO HELP

In South Africa, there is a suicide nearly every hour, and there are 20 attempts for every death. According to the World Health Organisation, we have the eighth highest suicide rate in the world. Suicide is the third-greatest cause of unnatural death in the country....

MYTHS ABOUT SUICIDE

1. People who talk about suicide don’t really do it. This is false as most people give some clue or warning. 2.  Anyone who tries to kill themselves must be crazy. This is not true.  They may be upset, grief-stricken or depressed but extreme distress and emotional...

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH & MENTAL ILLNESS?

Does having a mental disorder mean that ” I am going crazy?” NO! There are many forms of mental disorders or illnesses and not all involve the person losing touch with reality, seeing strange things or hearing “voices”.   First of all, WHAT IS...

ANSWERS TO TEST ON UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE

ANSWERS TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE True False I don’t know 1. When people are depressed we should tell them to look on the bright side of things? þ 2. Everyone reacts the same way to stress? þ 3. People who are depressed are just seeking...