- Suicide Doesn’t Have A Season: Suicide isn’t more popular at any one time of year than the other. A common myth about depression and suicide is that people tend to lose sight of themselves and the meaning of their lives during holiday seasons. Suicide occurs all year long.
- Young People Are At High Risk For Suicide. 15 to 19 year olds have a suicide rate of about 7 people to every 100,000. At age 18 is when a teenager is able to attend an adult rehabilitation center. Adolescent rehab centers are also available to treat mental health conditions including substance abuse.
- Depression Doesn’t Cause Suicide: Depression can lead to suicidal thoughts, ideations, or actions. However, depression is not the prerequisite to suicide. A number of stressful factors and mental health conditions can lead to making the decision.
- Suicide Is Not Always Accomplished. Only 1 in every 10 attempts at suicide happen all the way through to a loss of life. Recovery from drugs and alcohol also includes a 1 out of 10 statistic- most frequently one out of every ten people will stay sober for more than year.
- Early Mental Health Intervention Helps Prevent Suicide: Since suicide isn’t solely caused by depression, early prevention of all mental health conditions is essential to preventing suicide. Screenings, assessments, and treatment can all help an individual gain an understanding of their difficult thoughts, uncomfortable feelings, and troubled relations to the world. Counseling and therapy can help someone work through unresolved problems or emotional pain. Being in a secure facility where there is a 24/7 trained nursing staff is critical for saving a life.
- Suicide Can Be Trending. Suicide tends to happen in clusters. Once someone attempts suicide, it gives people a little more of what they perceive to be as freedom. If someone else could act on their deepest, darkest, innermost thoughts, that makes it okay for other people to do so. Suicide is a cry for help. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide and are in need of help, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
- Depression Is Genetic: Mental illness is a genetic trait. A child born to one or both parents with mental illness such as depression has a four to five time higher chance of developing a mental illness themselves. Depression can develop as early as age 11 or younger. A family with severe, untreated depression, can experience multiple traumatizing suicide attempts from many members of the family.
Depression and addiction are highly co-occurring issues. If you or a loved one are in need of treatment for addiction and secondary depression, call Sound Recovery Solutions today. Our programs are designed to transform your loved one into a leader of recovery and their own lives. For more information, call 561-666-7427.