Suicide: Interview with Dr. Georges Karam for Annahar

12/6/2019
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Dr. Georges Karam, Adult & Geriatric Psychiatrist at IDRAAC gave an interview for Annahar where he discussed suicide in stressful times.

He focused on the following important ideas:
- Mental disorders are strong predictors of suicidal behavior 
- Stressful times and economic crisis can lead to depression which can lead to suicidal behavior
- A person who commits suicide considers death as a way to end his pain and suffering
- 1 in 4 persons in Lebanon will have a mental disorder at some point in their lives but only 1 in 10 persons with a mental illness will seek help. It is important to raise awareness on the importance of seeking help to prevent suicide
- If you are feeling suicidal, reach out for help (professional help, family support, …)
- Before sharing news, check if they are true and if they might be stressful to others so as not to spread more anxiety around you


You can check the full interview in Arabic on the following link.
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