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"Suicide can have a devastating effect, yet is rarely discussed. Here is some basic information. Note - contains an Australian specific question."
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Usually a person planning to commit suicide displays some warning signs. Unfortunately it is often only in hindsight that these are recognised. Which of the following is NOT an early warning sign that a person may be intending to suicide?
Withdrawing from family and friends
Making plans to attend a family function
Changes in sleep pattern
Giving away possessions
Given that depression is the highest risk factor of suicide, once a person starts receiving treatment for depression they are immediately at a lower risk of suicide.
In the United States of America the most common method of suicide is by firearms, which accounts for more than half of all deaths. Access to guns in Australia is limited and use of a firearm to commit suicide is the fourth most common method. What method accounts for the highest proportion of suicides in Australia?
Cutting (e.g. wrists)
Carbon Monoxide poisoning
Often people don't want to ask a loved one if he or she is thinking of suicide as they are afraid they will "put the idea in their head". This is not the case, and is an important question to ask. Once you have established that a person is suicidal, what is the next important thing to ask?
How they plan to commit suicide
Why they are depressed
Why they plan to commit suicide
How they could be so selfish
OK, you have established that your friend is suicidal. Under what circumstances would it be safe to leave them alone?
Once they appear happier
If they are in their own home
They shouldn't be alone
If you need to go to work or school
What should you NOT do if a person tells you they are having suicidal thoughts?
Promise to keep their secret
Be willing to listen
Take them seriously
Talk openly and directly
Never used on its own, a suicide contract is a tool that can be utilised in the long term management of a person with suicidality. A suicide contract can be a verbal agreement, but more commonly is a written contract signed by the person at risk of suicide. The contract will obviously include a clause not to harm themselves, but what else should be included in the contract?
Information about depression and symptoms
A list of reasons not to commit suicide
Names and phone-numbers of support people
A person's risk of suicide is increased if he or she attempted suicide in the past.
Suicidal thoughts are often a symptom of depression. CBT, used in conjunction with medication, has been proven effective in treating depression. What does CBT stand for?
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Computerised brain tomography
Complete behavioural therapy
Comprehensive brain therapy
Along with grief, family and friends may feel stigmatised and isolated after a suicide death. What would be a helpful response to a person in this situation?
All of these answers
Talk about the person who has died
Listen without judging
Be aware of difficult times such as anniversaries or holidays
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Compiled Nov 06 13