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Everything seems such an effort

Doing anything at all may feel like a huge effort, and friends and family may notice that the person is neglecting basic routine tasks like washing and cleaning. 

'Sometimes I'd get angry and have a go at him...'

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Suicidal person point of view

“It's almost as if my body or my mind shuts down and says: ‘You're not going to do anything else, this is it.’ And even simple things. I can't work out how to cook a meal or anything. I can't, you know, my body won't take on any more.”

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Suicidal person point of view

“It's almost as if my body or my mind shuts down and says: ‘You're not going to do anything else, this is it.’ And even simple things. I can't work out how to cook a meal or anything. I can't, you know, my body won't take on any more.”

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Family/friend point of view

“Sometimes I’d get angry and have a go at him and be like: ‘Why could you not do this and why can’t you do that?’ And he would feel: ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I’m tired from work and blah, blah, blah’ and be very upset. I’d say: ‘Look, it’s fine, I don’t mind living here with you, I don’t mind doing this, but you’ve just got to pull your own weight, I’ve been at work as well all day.”