You Are Not Alone! There’s Help On Dealing With Suicide.
The news of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Andy Bourdain committing suicide this week shocked all of social media leaving family, friends, and fans wanting answers on what could have caused them to do such a thing.
While the world mourns their deaths, many individuals are dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts daily with nobody knowing the hidden pain they are feeling. Depression is real and many individuals could follow the same fate if they don't seek help or treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data on Thursday (June 7th) showing that suicide is actually up across the country in every age group and demographic with nearly 45,000 people taking their own lives in 2016 in the United States.
Web MD state, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is only one of three that is increasing, along Alzheimer's disease and drug overdose.
It's important to know the signs of Suicide and what to do if they occur.
If you need help or know somebody that is in need call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).