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How common is it for somebody sad to get suicidal tendencies?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not common: Thoughts of suicide are not uncommon in seriously depressed persons, but mere sadness should not lead to thoughts of self harm. Thinking of ending one's own life is a serious psychiatric symptom that requires immediate treatment. Please see your doctor and ask to see a mental health professional or f you are seriously considering suicide call 911 or go to your nearest eric.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 29 years experience
Common: It is pretty common for someone who is depressed to have suicidal or morbid thoughts. You should talk to a professional and stay safe until you have your depression under control.

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