September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Whether you’ve been personally impacted by someone who has attempted suicide or not, we can all do something to help. Suicidal thoughts and tendencies don’t discriminate amongst age, gender, or religion. According to the CDC, suicide was the tenth overall leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2017; It was the second leading cause of death among 10-34 year olds and the fourth leading cause of death among those aged 35-54.
When it comes to sensitive topics to discuss, depression and suicide are normally at the top of the list. Unfortunately, the lack of discussion about these issues is contributing to an increase in the number of suicides every year. Beyond the lack of discussion, there are other factors that are leading to the uptick of suicides.
Catching up with loved ones during the holidays is great, but abnormal behavior could be a sign of a mental illness. Keeping yourself updated on mental disorder warning signs is the best way to help someone dealing with an internal illness.
When it comes to mental illness, perception is often not reality. Even people who seem to have it all aren’t immune from the trials that mental illness presents. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen knows this firsthand.
A complex face transplant surgery has given suicide survivor Katie Stubblefield new hope in life.