History shows suicide rates rise as unemployment rates rise
This concerns me greatly.
What can we do to help?
- Call and talk to fellow employees who you know are not working and see what you can do to help them.
- Talk to neighbors you haven’t seen in a while, knock on the door, let them know you are interested in helping them with anything they need.
- Call your friends that have withdrawn. You can tell when someone is if they once posted regularly on social media and then don’t, that there is something potentially something wrong. Reach out to them.
- Call your family. Even the strong ones in the family can crumble so don’t think they are okay.
Be present, be concerned and stay alert to those signs that someone is depressed, or mentions, “life is too hard.” I am not a psychologist and these are not official treatments, but showing you care can save someone. Being friendly and concerned doesn’t require a therapist license or a PhD.
Here is the article that supports this information about increased rates.
How can hypnosis help if someone is withdrawn or sad.
Hypnosis is a tool to assist in imagining a new outcome. We use imaginative journeys to picture a new way to experience life when someone is in crisis. The brain doesn’t know the difference between real and imagined. (Just thinking about a past trip to the beach and we conjure up images and even feelings). This process helps to lift someone’s spirits. To help them see the bigger picture. To give them choices and possibly to help them find a new opportunity. It gives them hope.