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Depression & Nutrition : Suicide Begins At First Thought

Last updated on July 23rd, 2021 at 3:55 am

The Second Most Deadly reason behind deaths of people belonging to age of 15-29 years is SUICIDE. Wondering how severe it is? Every 40 seconds there is 1 death in parts of world, making it 3,000 every day. Globally, the mortality rate is terrible which is 16 deaths every 10,000 people.


Maybe you’re father, mother, daughter, son or friend to someone who is making there suicide plan in silence of the night or in the loneliness of the day. Wouldn’t it be a good reason to play a part in saving their life rather than waving them goodbye on their funeral?


Your mere attention towards your loved one can make you stand on the other side of the stage. Being aware of symptoms can help you to identify if he is struggling with life so much so that he is thinking to stop breathing forever.

According to WHO records, it takes on an average 20 attempts before the final event. Be quick! Someone might be on their verge. Check out these symptoms and signs :

  • Poor concentration in every routine activity
  • Staying in confused state in every situation
  • Being severely apologetic for smallest mistakes
  • Frequent panic attacks and increased anxiety
  • Too many ‘what if’, ‘why’ and ‘what for’
  • Self damaging like cutting, alcohol consumption, missing medicines
  • Too much into drugs and out of consciousness
  • Sadistic approach to every situation
  • Discussion revolving around no willingness to lead life
  • Sleep and eating disorder
  • Going through mood swings
  • Total aversion from social gatherings
  • Fending off any medical supervision
  • Previous records of depression, anxiety, OCD and suicide attempts

“No one ever lacks a good reason to suicide.” – Cesare Pavese


Society was skeptical of accepting mental illness as a potential reason to worry about in the 20th century. Can you imagine, what could have been their reaction to Adelle Davis, the nutritionist, when in the 1950s she claimed that there’s a relationship between nutritional deficiency and suicidal tendency?

It could be physical or mental issue for development of negative thoughts about life but there is a clear interdependence of conscience and nutritional status of a person. Japan is a rice-eating nation which also ranks 7th in the list of countries with highest suicide rates. Due to deficiency of essential nutrients, the link is well established between suicide and nutritional well-being.

Science supports vitamins and minerals for abandoning the possibility of committing suicide. Check out the list to make sure you and your family is on the healthier side of the map.

1. Carbohydrates

Carbs take care of your body and brain. Diets like Atkin’s diet plan and other low-carb diets can affect the release of good-feel hormones. Low sugar in blood also triggers lethargy.

2. Proteins

Proteins and Amino acids are the repairing nutrients which improve brain-activities. In fact, L-Tryptophan converts into serotonin which controls mood and sleep.

3. Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Omega 3 fatty acids are directly related to the psychiatric health of a person. It fights depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

4. Pyridoxine (B6)

B-complex as a whole is basically for brain wellness. However, B6, in particular works on the cognitive activities which reduces the chances of diseases like dementia.

5. Folate (B9)

Vitamin B9 reduces depressive symptoms like feeling low, out of energy and improves cognitive functions to remove confusion.

6. Cyanocobalamin (B12)

Vitamin B12 is related to the psychotic health of a patient who shows signs like lethargy, irritation, low blood pressure and anxiety. It supports methylation which gives energy to the body.

7. Calcium

Calcium works along with Magnesium and Vitamin D to provide a healthy body. When there are no body pain, the person is likely to feel ‘okay’ about his body and depression and stress reduces.

8. Iron

This heavy metal keeps the brain and nerve in good form. Improving the neurotransmitter signals, iron also takes care of nerve insulation. Healthy brain, healthy thoughts.

9. Lithium

Lithium is a highly recommended medication compound which is used to treat bipolar disorder, depressive patients and has the potentials to avoid suicide like no other medicine.

10. Zinc

Zinc is known for it’s antidepressant and anti inflammatory properties which is best to take in organic diet. People who struggle with anxiety attacks, seizures, ADHD, aggression and violence can have the maximum benefit as zinc relaxes your nervous system and gives you space to think better.


St. John’s wort

It is one of the best anti depressant which could be taken 900-1800mg per day on advise on doctor.


Although, this compound is naturally produced by body but laboratory form is also available as dietary supplement. 200-1600mg per day is the normal range depending upon the condition of patient.


30 mg per day of this herb provides lots of health benefits which includes digestive relaxation, reduce depression and improved mood.

Kava kava

This herb is good to feel relaxed and good about yourself. It is famous for its anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties.


The body converts L-tryptophan into 5-HTP. 5-HTP is not a dietary supplement that ultimately converts into serotonin hormone which controls your mood.

Everything that you’d eat will impact you somehow but it is important that you eat for your health and well-being. If it is not possible to control someone’s thoughts, the best thing that you can do is to make sure their diet has made room for positive thinking.

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