We may have different words for Depression, e.g., "I feel down," "I'm so blue," "I just don't seem to care about anything," "I've no energy for anything," "I just want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head" but the underlying emotional experience is essentially the same. Feeling "down in the dumps" from time to time seems to be a part of the human experience. It is never a pleasant feeling; Some people, however, seem more prone to depression. They have more frequent experiences of the "moody blues" and the duration of these feelings often last for long period of times. Both duration and intensity are key factors in determining the expression of unresolved problems.
Depression is really a collection of symptoms and can be thought of as a symbolic communication that there is something wrong in an individual's ability to maintain a comfortable psychological balance. Certain events that occur as a part of life carry depression as a component. Endings, separations. losses, and death elicit strong emotional reactions in those who are experiencing them; depression is often a part. Depression and suicide are related and suicides and suicide attempts are usually preceded by a period of serious depression. For some people, death becomes preferable to life. It represents a solution to what seems to be the insurmountable problems in their lives.
For some people, it is a last, desperate plea to have acknowledged the incredible and interminable pain they are in. And, for some people, it is an angry assault on those people who will be left behind who must deal with the emotional aftermath of a suicide. And, when alcohol enters the picture, the increase in risk becomes substantial. Of all the emotionally loaded situations faced by crisis workers, suicide is the most frightening and the situation most likely to be mishandled. We harbor the belief that we can be responsible for saving the suicide. We also harbor the terrifying belief that we may push the person "over the edge" and become responsible for the death.
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