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A person may be suicidal if he or she:
- Is depressed, doesn't want help, and doesn't communicate.
- Drinks too much because stresses seem overwhelming.
- Takes more risks than usual, such as reckless driving or behavior.
- Is making final arrangements, such as changing a will, giving things away, or talking vaguely about going away.
- Suddenly seems in high spirits (which could be because the person has made the decision to take his or her own life and the burden is lifted).
A depressed person will get over depression, but how quickly depends on how hard the person works at trying to change his or her thinking, as well as on the treatments sought. Almost 90 percent of people who have clinical depression respond to treatment, Younker said. Suicide is much more likely if the depression is not treated with medication and psychotherapy.
Help is available from the family doctor, clinics, mental health organizations and specialists, psychiatrists, social workers, or community health centers