September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time when organizations around the globe stop to consider the toll suicide takes and how we can all work together to prevent it. Whenever there is a suicide, survivors are left to wonder what caused the deceased to take his or her life. While we often do not know, we do know that in most cases of suicide, the person was suffering from depression or some other mental illness.
There are ways to detect and treat most mental health conditions, and decrease the risk of suicide. Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties is here to help.  We've put together a list of a few warning signs and symptoms of depression that you should be aware of in yourself, family members or friends when considering taking a free anonymous mental health screening. 

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions

  • Fatigue and decreased energy

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness

  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism

  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping

  • Irritability, restlessness

  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex

  • Overeating or appetite loss

  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment

  • Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" feelings

  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

Take a few minutes to to fill out a quick, easy questionnaire and assess your mental health.