Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

Grant Boone
June 14, 2018

Last week's sudden deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and TV host Anthony Bourdain underscored a huge, developing problem in our society's health tendencies-a shocking increase in suicide in the United States across all age groups and both genders.

"We really aren't sure".

MHF said that a national body would help to address the root causes of suicide and provide tailored support to loved ones of those who take their own lives. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives. Suicide is often the result of a transient feeling of hopelessness, and if that feeling is allowed to pass, then the person with it most likely will never end up dying by suicide. Suicide accounted for almost 45,000 deaths in 2016 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that suicide rates have increased in almost every state over the past two decades with half of states seeing suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.

"There are a number of very severe mental illnesses associated with suicide as the ultimate, terrible complication of the illness", she said. People who had been diagnosed with mental health conditions also tended to experience similar situations (relationship problems, professional/financial struggles, or physical health challenges) that also contributed to suicide.

Here's a suggestion for Doug Ford, elected Thursday to helm the new Ontario government: Make good quickly on your promise of $3.8 billion over a decade to help battle mental health, addictions and housing.

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Reidenberg sees the connection as even more absolute.

"Because people so rarely talk about suicide, the days on which we talk about nearly nothing else hit especially hard". "The fact that we have now such a profound, steady increase in the accomplished suicide rate among women is very disturbing". "I have been there, written 'the note, ' had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family", Navarro, 51, recently wrote on Instagram alongside the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo. What caused them to commit suicide? If someone is concerned about a loved one, clinicians can contact that person. The World Health Organization estimates a global suicide rate of one death every 40 seconds, which by 2020 they predict will increase to one every 20 seconds.

In Mahoning County, the number of suicides jumped from 27 in 2013 to 39 in 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Health's database. We can not prevent all suicides, but we create an environment where the potential for suicide is at least unlikely by being there for each other and encouraging them to seek help. "Talk to them, ask if they need help, and know the resources that are available".

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, don't hesitate to reach out for help.

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