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Question #9

 

How Do I Know If I Have Depression
or If I Am At Suicidal Risk ?

 

Answer: Self-Awareness.

This is a "self-test" I use on myself often to make sure a bit of my severe, chronic suicidal depression is NOT sneaking back up on me.

Ask yourself some of the questions below...

- Then Notice -

  • What thoughts go through your head ?
  • What emotions do you feel ?


Do You Want To Live ?

  • How do you feel about life and
    living ?
  • How do you really feel right now, about your existence here on Earth ?
  • Are you happy to be alive ?
  • Do you feel a joy for living ?
  • Do you look forward to each day ?
  • Have you found your purpose in life ?
  • Have you found a way to help others ?
  • Have you found your own way of creating, producing, or contributing something good into the world ?


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Do You Want To Die ?

  • Are you not-so-glad to be alive ?Are you unhappy to be alive ?
  • Do you wish you were not alive ?
  • Do you dread each day ?
  • Do you ever have suicidal thoughts ?
  • Do you want to commit suicide ?
  • Do you ever think about actually killing yourself ?
  • Do you have a negative or cynical view of the potential of the world ?
  • Does it all seem hopeless, pointless, and futile ?

 

Are You Having Any Other Symptoms ?
Moody, Negative, Complainy, Pessimistic outlook Overly sensitive, Easily Upset, Argumentative Low Energy, Fatigue, Sleep More Than Usual, or Can't Sleep Eat More or Eat Less
Loss of Interest in Usual Activities Difficulty Working or Concentrating Sadness, Sorrow, Discouragement, Disappointment Disillusion, Hopelessness, Despair

 

If Your Answers Aren't Good...

Whether you choose an antidepressant
    from the doctor, or self-help...

It's Time to Look For Help and Treatment.

Why ?

 

A Healthy Normal Person...

 

Enthusiastically Wants to Live...

 

And NEVER has a suicidal thought enter their mind...



 

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