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If you need any more proof that mental health disorders are a public health issue, look no further than rising suicide rates over the last decade and a half. Deaths from suicide have increased 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to an analysis of Americans aged 5 and up conducted by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While the CDC researchers can’t definitively pin down why the rates are increasing (there are multifarious factors that contribute to mental illness and self-harm), the study’s results are a huge wakeup call: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. “Suicide is not just a mental health issue — it is a public health issue, and it is preventable,” said Kristin Holland, a behavioral scientist in the CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention Surveillance.
“There are quite a few programs that have been shown to effectively prevent suicide, and at the CDC we are continuing to evaluate innovative suicide prevention strategies.”
Need help? United States:
1 (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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Languages: English, Spanish
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: UberL33t
The main cause of suicide is being miserable, and the thought of it continuing for the rest of your natural life triggers the crisis. Were now in financial prisons in a world where the illusion of actually getting a head by honest effort is a dream . I think more and more people will say f#@%$ it. As they realise they cant win in a rigged system.
originally posted by: UberL33t
a reply to: Joecanada11
lost 4 of the young people I worked with to suicide
I am very sorry to hear that. Let me ask, did you experience any survival guilt?
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: UberL33t
I think that we determine our worth by our success financially and with the decline in the economy its harder and harder for people to be on their own and with gen x not understanding that many younger kids kill themselves out of desperation because they cannot meet the requirements of their friends and family there for having no self worth.