Our expert says:
All you can do, really, is to try really hard to persuade her to urgently go for proper help, preferably to a psychiatrist, whether in private or at a major state / priovincial hospital. Suicidal depresssion is a very dangerous disorder, which responds well to proper treatment. It wounds as if she may have harmed herself by not going for proper follow-up after her thyroid was removed. Its common after such an op that the person suffers from too low a level of thyroid hormones, and needs to take supplements by pill, of the hormone, to keep them feeling well. And without the proper levels of the thyroid hormone, one of the effects can be depression which doesn't respond well to antidepressant treatment unless it is combined with the needed thyroxine hormone.
Involve her family and other friends, if necessary, in persuading her to get the treatment she needs and which will be able to return her to proper health and happiness
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