What can do the person and their family

Although the number is decreasing all the time, but in spite of suicides in Germany are still a major social and health Problem. 2017 9241 people took part, according to the Federal statistical office, the life – more than 25 per day. Nearly 7000 of them were men, 2250 women.

So many people die through suicide as by road accidents, violent crime and the abuse of illegal drugs. Significantly higher the number of people trying to take your life.

People with suicidal thoughts helped, even if many may not realize this in the Situation itself. The most important information for patients and their families on world suicide prevention day.

How good people can be helped, the suicidal thoughts have?

Offers of help can prevent suicide. “In the foreground, the desire to die, but the idea of being able, as now, life is not often,” says psychiatrist and author, Dr. Christiane Wrapped, the research at the University of Frankfurt on the topic of suicide prevention.

More than 90 percent of people who commit suicide suffer from a treatable disease. Especially in the case of people with mental illnesses the way the suicide was not a rational decision, but a Symptom of the disease, says Wrapped. Help is, therefore, possible. So suicidal thoughts are such a very common Symptom of Depression.

What are the signs of suicide are there?

Often, there are signs that someone is a suicide, thoughts of power. The least announced their intentions openly, so Wrapped. Many but indirect evidence, to Express, for example, feelings of hopelessness, saying things like: “It all has no sense” or “at some point, must also be an end”.

Part of grade Concerned of the German depression aid, according to their matter, give it away, for example, your objects of value, or say goodbye to those close to them.

Nevertheless, it is not possible, a suicide accurately predict. Some people also acted from impulse, then there is no outward sign that says Wrapped. And who was determined to commit suicide, seem to be calmer, stronger and less desperate. Others could then come to the fallacious conclusion that it go back upward.

What relatives can do?

It is important to take signs or hints seriously, and Affected to speak. Some members shy away from this because you suspect that the question as to the emotional state could encourage the Affected persons in Suicidal ideation. This is not the case, says Schlang: “on The contrary, many patients experience a feeling of relief when you can talk about your thoughts and feelings. You don’t know then, that you are not alone.”

How should members reach out to Affected?

“You should listen attentively: ask instead of tell,” advises Wrapping. Sense is expressed, the formulations of the person Concerned, and to say for example: “You have, that you Provide no way out see, that makes me.”

In addition, she recommends to ask to be Concerned, as you acutely feel their pressure. With questions such as “Can You give a little bit of time to find a different way out of the crisis?” could members indicate that they are of the Belief that there is a solution other than suicide, and Concerned to reconsider their intentions.

Extremely important is also to motivate those Affected to seek professional help – even if it is often a great challenge. In case of doubt, members should also assume responsibility, and Affected to a doctor or to a clinic escort, advises the German depression help.

What offers of help are there?

Anyone who thinks of suicide or has reason to believe, to know someone, you should seek help quickly. There are a wide range of assistance, ranging from out-patient Offered and anonymous advice over the phone or online to inpatient therapies. The German society for suicide prevention has compiled the following assistance:

  • Telephone counseling: the telephone numbers 0800/111 0 111 and 0800/111 0 222 can those Affected and their relatives around the clock, anonymously, for assistance – free of charge and nationwide. The telephone helpline also offers support via E-Mail and Chat, as well as in personal conversation about their currently 27 advice centres.
  • Social psychiatric services: In each city, and municipality can help seekers to a social-psychiatric service. The staff can advise you and, if needed, arrange for additional help. The services are mostly allocated to the health authorities. Contact details such as address and telephone number can be obtained via the municipal office.
  • Deutscher kinderschutzbund: The THIS operates two free, nationally accessible Hotlines: the parents phone 0800/111 0 550 as well as the child and youth phone 0800/111 0 333. To advise set times, employees of the parents and offspring to Ensure of all kinds.
  • German depression help: On the website you can depending on the location, according to crisis services and counselling offices are looking for. In case of emergency, you should dial the emergency call 112.

What if someone refuses to partout the help, and the relatives are afraid that the Person is in acute danger?

“When a person is in immediate danger of suicide, but he is in no way more than a conversation to reach and will not be ready to, together, help to visit, it should be agreed to protect the emergency physician”, writes the German depression help. The person Concerned should not be left until the Arrival of the doctor alone.