Yellow September: how to lose the fear of talking about suicide and support tips

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"I am available for you," "I know it's hard, but I'm here to help," "I realize that you are not well." Some phrases are so simple, but make so much difference that we wonder why we do not talk more often to our friends, family and acquaintances.

September is the month to talk about the prevention of suicide and these sentences are some examples of how we can deal with someone who has depression, the leading cause of death who takes his own life. This year, the campaign September Yellow He argues that "talk is the best solution."

It is time to reflect on how we are dealing with our pain and emotions and how much we value life, ourselves and others. Have you felt depressed or know someone who has depression? Know that information is the greatest ally to address this issue so delicate and at the same time, important for the well-being, individual and collective.

See below for more details on the CVV service (Life Enhancement Center), an open channel for those who want to talk about problems and pains, as well as psychologist guidance and co-founder of Vita Alere Institute of prevention and suicide posvenção, Karen Scavacini . she explains how to deal with depression, when to seek help from a psychologist and psychiatrist and what is the importance of having a support network to hold the bar of this disease.

Talking about suicide is to offer help

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"I am available for you," "I know it's hard, but I'm here to help," "I realize that you are not well." Some phrases are so simple, but make so much difference that we wonder why we do not talk more often to our friends, family and acquaintances.

September is the month to talk about the prevention of suicide and these sentences are some examples of how we can deal with someone who has depression, the leading cause of death who takes his own life. This year, the campaign September Yellow He argues that "talk is the best solution."

It is time to reflect on how we are dealing with our pain and emotions and how much we value life, ourselves and others. Have you felt depressed or know someone who has depression? Know that information is the greatest ally to address this issue so delicate and at the same time, important for the well-being, individual and collective.

See below for more details on the CVV service (Life Enhancement Center), an open channel for those who want to talk about problems and pains, as well as psychologist guidance and co-founder of Vita Alere Institute of prevention and suicide posvenção, Karen Scavacini . she explains how to deal with depression, when to seek help from a psychologist and psychiatrist and what is the importance of having a support network to hold the bar of this disease.

Talking about suicide is to offer help

You can not ignore. According to WHO (World Health Organization), 804,000 people are killed each year around the world. This represents almost one death every 40 seconds - and for every ten reported suicides, took place from 40 to 60 attempts.

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Talk about it is already a way to show that society does not give back to the people's problems. Help sincere way and without judgment, is also a key step in the prevention and reduction of these figures, explains the psychologist Karen Scavacini.

How to help

"The first thing to do is to offer help, show that realizes that the other is not good," guides. "It is important to say 'I know it's hard, that people do not understand.'"

Because of the Yellow September, many people volunteered in social networks to chat, by private messages or by phone. Know that this attitude can indeed help a person enough to present a picture of depression.

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Talk about it is already a way to show that society does not give back to the people's problems. Help sincere way and without judgment, is also a key step in the prevention and reduction of these figures, explains the psychologist Karen Scavacini.

How to help

"The first thing to do is to offer help, show that realizes that the other is not good," guides. "It is important to say 'I know it's hard, that people do not understand.'"

Because of the Yellow September, many people volunteered in social networks to chat, by private messages or by phone. Know that this attitude can indeed help a person enough to present a picture of depression.

"A support of a friend, family member or even those who do not know well is always good. Any opening situation to talk can do well. But the aid should be nonjudgmental, "he adds. "The famous phrase" you need to get up and react 'do much harm to those who have depression. "

For the expert, however, only the conversation with an acquaintance does not always solve problems, requiring two more care in the treatment of depression.
"If the person is depressed, it needs to be treated with medicine because the chemical imbalance that happens in the brain, and the need of psychotherapy, to understand how it will address the issue."

Therefore, the person who has depression or suicidal thoughts by any other mental disorder that leads to suicidal thoughts need three supporting pillars: family support of friends, a psychiatrist (who evaluate the prescription medications) and psychologist.

how to identify

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According to Karen, not always someone who has depression lives prostrate and unwilling to leave the house. "Many cases of suicide or depression had a careful, because sometimes the disease does not have that feature not want to get out of bed," he says. "In men, especially, it may present the aggression."

Symptoms of depression

Although each individual has an experience and a way of reacting to life's difficulties, some feelings may be signs of depression, according to the psychologist:

  • If a person feels that life has no meaning, things no longer free as before and think it kind of boring;
  • If the person wants to be alone, because meet people no longer does so well;
  • Feel trapped in a situation, thinking that no way out, no hope that can change "and that life not worth living."

Identifying these or other similar feelings, it is important that you seek help, professional or people nearby to talk and understand how to best handle this situation. One of the channels open to you vent and have emotional support is the Center for Appreciation of Life, the CVV. Read more about the following service.

CVV: emotional support without anyone knowing

The Valuation of Life Center, VVC, is a voluntary service and emotional support suicide prevention which operates in 18 states and the Federal District. The service is done in various ways, from personal to by virtual means, such as email and Skype.

Voluntary Adriana meets Rizzo 16 years ago on the basis of Araraquara, São Paulo, and comments that the fact that the service is completely confidential brings comfort to more callers to the CVV.

"One does not need to say anything about it and talking to someone she does not know," he says. "We realized that most people connects to feel alone because they do not have to talk and is afraid of being judged."

This reality is, according to Adriana, a consequence of the sense of "feel isolated, even being close to a lot of people."

With so much experience in the voluntary care in suicide prevention, Adriana points out that, once again, we can help if someone you know is in depressed state or depression. "You have to approach some way and be sensitive not to judge. It takes understanding".

Programming in September Yellow

During this month, the ABP (Brazilian Association of Psychiatry) promotes a program of lectures, debates and seminars on suicide in several cities of the country. See what the closest event you.

seek help

Institute Vita Alere Prevention and Posvenção Suicide

Life Enhancement Center (VVC)

It can be serviced by chat, email or Skype. By telephone, the number is 141.

If you need help personally see what is the CVV service center nearest you.

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