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Asking about suicidal thoughts or feelings won't push someone into doing something self-destructive. Rather, offering an opportunity to talk about feelings may reduce the risk of acting on suicidal feelings.
 

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“Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

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“If your brain is telling you to give up, just breathe. With one breath comes the next. Use that to get you to tomorrow.”

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“Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.”

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First and foremost, pay attention to significant changes in children’s mood. If there are signs of depression (loss of interest in fun things, unusual irritability, sadness, wishing to disappear, preoccupation with death), begin a dialog with the child. Remember, your fears of the idea of suicide may need to take a back seat to a child’s need to talk about feelings and reduce loneliness. Adults can help suicidal children by being more involved in their lives and seeking positive interactions on a daily basis.
 

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Healing can seem glacial and partial. Our anxieties are not choices, poses or ploys. We want to laugh and become oceanographers. Sometimes all the counseling, chemicals, mantras and workouts in the world feel futile. On those days, please never mention So-and-So who lost both legs and seems so absolutely fine.
 

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Despite the unambiguous evidence of lithium’s anti-suicidal effects and recommendations in national and international guidelines for its use in acute and maintenance therapy of affective disorders, the use of lithium is still underrepresented.

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Number of studies indicate a negative correlation between concentration of Li naturally occurring in water and mortality rate due to suicide.
 
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“The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
 

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