Overall, Almost 40,000 Americans Commit Suicide Every Year.
According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, suicide is the eighth leading cause of death overall in the United States and the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. Yes, you read that correctly. Suicide kills more teens and young adults than any disease process.
“Although suicide often seems to occur without warning, the reality is that eight out of ten people who take their own lives do give warning signs. The problem is, most people don’t know those signs.”
Vanita Halliburton, Founder of the Grant Halliburton Foundation
Depression occurs more commonly in individuals with other psychiatric conditions, including substance abuse, eating disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, and PTSD — just to name a few. Depression is also not uncommon for people who have experienced trauma – including veterans and active duty military.
The good news is that these mental health issues can be managed successfully with medication and therapy, experts agree. The bad news is that only about 4 in 10 people experiencing mental health challenges receive services, according to the SAMHSA report.
There’s almost this myth if you talk to someone about whether he or she is suicidal, that will increase the risk, which is totally not true. Most of the time, people are relieved when you ask them. It’s a secret they’ve been keeping that they’re scared of. When they talk about it, you can help create a plan for them to feel better and to address the problem.
If a person talks about:
A person’s suicide risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased, especially if it’s related to a painful event, loss, or change.
SOURCE: Grant Halliburton Foundation
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