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Signs of Depression

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Updated June 15, 2014

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Thoughts of Death or Suicide
Andy has made one suicide attempt since his mood became depressed. Lorna thinks a lot about how much better off her family would be without her and imagining her own funeral, but doesn't think of taking her own life.

John has had fleeting thoughts about wishing he were dead, but nothing serious, and Tina has not thought about death or suicide.

Whether it's thinking about being dead, thinking about suicide, or planning or attempting suicide, these signs of depression can be dangerous.

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