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How can we prevent those with depression from reaching the point where they want to commit suicide?

I noticed the difficulty in finding resources for mental health patients..

If you're not an immediate threat to yourself or anyone around you, the wait time to see a specialist is just ridiculous.

When we talk about illnesses like cancer, we always stress how important it is to get help for the patient at the earliest stage possible, so how is mental health any different?

Do patients need to express thoughts of suicide before they have instant access to the correct health service provider?

How can we empower the patient to seek help before it reaches to that point?

What should the system do to promote patients to be more self-aware?


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  • May 4 2012: TALK to them.
    Let people know that you are open to be talked to.
    Don't judge what you don't understand through your own (lack of) experiences.

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