Do YOU Need help? Are you or someone you LOVE having Suicidal Thoughts? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

You are NEVER alone and someone LOVES you more than you’ll ever know. Suicide is a permanent solution to a TEMPORARY problem. This too shall pass my brothers and sisters – keep pushing, even blindly through the darkness, there is LIGHT ahead!

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In 2010, there were 38,364 reported suicide deaths. Governmental Agencies stopped doing studies because the numbers climb annually, they don’t want to admit this is a growing epidemic and now one of the leading Causes of Death in America.

An estimated 40,000 Suicides occurred in America in 2012 – that’s 109 fellow humans, friends and/or loved ones who gave up on life each day, just in America.

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I’m posting this today, Friday, March 22, 2013 because Suicide Awareness Month isn’t until September and we’ll lose 17,864 or more beautiful souls with afflicted minds by August 31, 2013…

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Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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General Stats From http://www.afsp.org
© 2013 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All rights reserved.

– In 2010 (latest available data), there were 38,364 reported suicide deaths.
– Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years in the United States.
– Currently, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
– A person dies by suicide about every 14 minutes in the United States.
– Every day, approximately 105 Americans take their own life.
– Ninety percent of all people who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
– There are four male suicides for every female suicide, but three times as many females as males attempt suicide.
– There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for every suicide death.

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Need help? Are you or someone you LOVE having Suicidal Thoughts?
In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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—–>>>Youth

– Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among those 5-14 years old.
– Suicide is the third leading cause of death among those 15-24 years old.
– Between the mid-1950s and the late 1970s, the suicide rate among U.S. males aged 15-24 more than tripled (from 6.3 per 100,000 in 1955 to 21.3 in 1977). Among females aged 15-24, the rate more than doubled during this period (from 2.0 to 5.2). The youth suicide rate generally leveled off during the 1980s and early 1990s, and since the mid-1990s has been steadily decreasing.
– Between 1980-1996, the suicide rate for African-American males aged 15-19 has also doubled.
– Risk factors for suicide among the young include suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders (such as depression, impulsive aggressive behavior, bipolar disorder, certain anxiety disorders), drug and/or alcohol abuse and previous suicide attempts, with the risk increased if there is situational stress and access to firearms.

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Need help? Are you or someone you LOVE having Suicidal Thoughts?
In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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—–Older People

– The suicide rates for men rise with age, most significantly after age 65.
– The rate of suicide in men 65+ is seven times that of females who are 65+.
– The suicide rates for women peak between the ages of 45-54 years old, and again after age 75.
– About 60 percent of elderly patients who take their own lives see their primary care physician within a few months of their death.
– Six to 9 percent of older Americans who are in a primary care setting suffer from major depression.
– More than 30 percent of patients suffering from major depression report suicidal ideation.
– Risk factors for suicide among the elderly include: a previous attempt, the presence of a mental illness, the presence of a physical illness, social isolation (some studies have shown this is especially so in older males who are recently widowed) and access to means, such as the availability of firearms in the home.

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Need help? Are you or someone you LOVE having Suicidal Thoughts?
In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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—– Depression

– Over 60 percent of all people who die by suicide suffer from major depression. If one includes alcoholics who are depressed, this figure rises to over 75 percent.
– Depression affects nearly 10 percent of Americans ages 18 and over in a given year, or more than 24 million people.
– More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease (17 million), cancer (12 million) and HIV/AIDS (1 million).
– About 15 percent of the population will suffer from clinical depression at some time during their lifetime. Thirty percent of all clinically depressed patients attempt suicide; half of them ultimately die by suicide.
– Depression is among the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. Between 80 percent and 90 percent of people with depression respond positively to treatment, and almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms. But first, depression has to be recognized.

—– Alcohol and Suicide
– Ninety-six percent of alcoholics who die by suicide continue their substance abuse up to the end of their lives.
– Alcoholism is a factor in about 30 percent of all completed suicides.
– Approximately 7 percent of those with alcohol dependence will die by suicide.

—– Firearms and Suicide

– Although most gun owners reportedly keep a firearm in their home for “protection” or “self defense,” 83 percent of gun-related deaths in these homes are the result of a suicide, often by someone other than the gun owner.
– Firearms are used in more suicides than homicides.
– Death by firearms is the fastest growing method of suicide.
– Firearms account for 50 percent of all suicides.

—– Medical Illness and Suicide

– Patients who desire an early death during a serious or terminal illness are usually suffering from a treatable depressive condition.

– People with AIDS have a suicide risk up to 20 times that of the general population.

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Need help? Are you or someone you LOVE having Suicidal Thoughts?
In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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The following LIST OF “MENTAL ILLNESSES” as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the American Psychiatric Association’s standard reference for psychiatry which includes over 400 different definitions of mental disorders. If all of these “disorders” or “illnesses” can be treated by medication, why are the SUICIDE rates climbing each year? Please Read ALL the Psychiatric Prescriptions Warnings, many INCREASE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS…

Acute stress disorder
Adjustment disorder
Adolescent antisocial behavior
Adult antisocial behavior
Adverse effects of medication-not otherwise specified
Age-related cognitive decline
Agoraphobia
Alcohol abuse
Alcohol dependence
Alcohol withdrawal
Alcoholic hallucinosis
Alzheimer’s disease
Amnestic disorder
Amphetamine dependence
Amphetamine withdrawal psychosis
Anorexia nervosa
Anterograde amnesia
Antisocial personality disorder
Anxiety disorder
Anxiolytic-related disorders
Asperger syndrome
Attention deficit disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Autism
Autophagia
Avoidant personality disorder

Barbiturate dependence
Benzodiazepine dependence
Benzodiazepine misuse
Benzodiazepine withdrawal
Bereavement
Bibliomania
Binge eating disorder

Bipolar disorder
Bipolar I disorder
Bipolar II disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Borderline intellectual functioning
Borderline personality disorder
Brief psychotic disorder
Bulimia nervosa

Claustrophobia
Catatonic disorder
Catatonic schizophrenia
Childhood amnesia
Childhood antisocial behavior
Cocaine dependence
Cocaine intoxication
Cognitive disorder
Communication disorder
Conduct disorder
Cotard delusion
Cyclothymia

Delirium tremens
Depersonalization disorder
Depressive disorder
Derealization disorder
Desynchronosis
Diogenes Syndrome
Dispareunia
Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder)
Dyslexia
Dysthymia
EDNOS
Encopresis
Ekbom’s Syndrome (Delusional Parasitosis)
Enuresis (not due to a general medical condition)
Erotomania
Exhibitionism
Factitious disorder
Fregoli delusion
Frotteurism
Fugue State
Ganser syndrome (due to a mental disorder)
Generalized anxiety disorder
General adaptation syndrome
Grandiose delusions
Hallucinogen-related disorder
Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder
Histrionic personality disorder
Huntington’s disease
Hypomanic episode
Hypochondriasis
Impulse control disorder
Impulse-control disorder not elsewhere classified
Inhalant abuse
Insomnia due to a general medical condition
Intermittent explosive disorder
Kleptomania
Korsakoff’s syndrome
Lacunar amnesia
Major depressive disorder
Major depressive episode
Male erectile disorder
Malingering
Manic episode
Mathematics disorder
Medication-related disorder
Melancholia
Minor depressive disorder
Minor depressive episode
Misophonia
Mixed episode
Mood disorder
Mood episode
Morbid jealousy
Munchausen’s syndrome
Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy
Multiple personality disorder (Dissociative identity disorder)
Narcissistic personality disorder
Neglect of child
Neuroleptic-related disorder
Nicotine withdrawal
Night eating syndrome
Nightmare disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
Oneirophrenia
Opioid dependence
Opioid-related disorder
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
Pain disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Parasomnia
Parkinson’s Disease
Partner relational problem
Pathological gambling
Perfectionism
Persecutory delusion
Personality change due to a general medical condition
Personality disorder
Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
Phencyclidine (or phencyclidine-like)-related disorder
Phobic disorder
Phonological disorder
Physical abuse
Pica
Polysubstance-related disorder
Post-traumatic embitterment disorder (PTED)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Premature ejaculation
Primary hypersomnia
Primary insomnia
Psychogenic amnesia
Psychological factor affecting medical condition
Psychotic disorder
Pyromania
Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood
Reading disorder
Recurrent brief depression
Relational disorder
Residual schizophrenia
Retrograde amnesia
Rett’s disorder
Rumination syndrome
Sadomasochism
Schizoaffective disorder
Schizoid personality disorder
Schizophrenia
Schizophreniform disorder
Schizotypal personality disorder
Seasonal affective disorder
Sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related disorder
Selective mutism
Separation anxiety disorder
Severe mental retardation
Shared psychotic disorder
Sleep disorder
Sleep terror disorder
Sleepwalking disorder
Social anxiety disorder
Social phobia
Somatization disorder
Somatoform disorder
Specific phobia
Stendhal syndrome
Stereotypic movement disorder
Stuttering
Substance-related disorder
Tardive dyskinesia
Transient global amnesia
Trichotillomania

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Need help? Are you or someone you LOVE having Suicidal Thoughts?
In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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You are NEVER alone and someone LOVES you more than you’ll ever know. Suicide is a permanent solution to a TEMPORARY problem. This too shall pass my brothers and sisters – keep pushing, even blindly through the darkness, there is LIGHT ahead!

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