"Having the right doctor, taking the right medication and for me what was absolutely critical… was my faith."
Experts at American Works of Columbus, GA say there are a few signs that you can look out for in the people you love.
"Increased isolation, telling people 'I have nothing to live for', they may display manic mood swings, highs, lows, increased anxiety, increased depression," all indicators that someone you love may be contemplating suicide, says Amanda Stanley, Certified Psychiatric at American Works.
Stanley says suicidal thoughts tend to occur after job loss, during or after a divorce, following a break up or any death in the family.
If you are contemplating suicide or if you are concerned that someone you love is contemplating suicide, Stanley says you should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800)273-TALK (8255).
Stanley also says that if you are looking for local resources try American Works, The Bradley Center or New Horizon.
Finally, an online resource that may be helpful is the Georgia Suicide Prevention Information Network.