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Conditions Related to Suicide

Depression
Depression is an illness that causes a person to feel sad and hopeless for much of the time. Most people do recover with medicine, counseling, or a combination of the two.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can happen after you have experienced a traumatic event. It is possible to have PTSD and not realize it. There are important signs and symptoms to look for.
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that changes how your brain works and how you think. It may make it harder for you to think clearly, manage your emotions, and deal with others.
Substance Abuse
Substance abuse can cause serious health issues, and problems with money and the law. It can also harm relationships with family and friends.
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