Getting suicide help isn’t a futile effort—it can truly save a life.
Suicide claims the lives of 123 Americans every single day. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the country, and the second leading cause of death for 15-29 year-olds worldwide. For many who commit suicide, the biggest risk factor is a previous suicide attempt.
There is a strong link between suicide and other mental health disorders. Depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses can all lead a person to feel hopeless and unable to cope with life, as can physical trauma such as chronic pain. Suicide is also linked with discrimination against a person’s sexuality, gender, or race.
Suicide prevention and treatment starts with recognizing the problem. Early identification of suicidal thoughts or tendencies allows people to get the care that they need. Of course, thoughts of suicide—and the root causes of those thoughts—are incredibly complex. Treatment should always be individualized to a person’s unique needs and situation.
At Synergy Health Programs, we work with patients to create a comprehensive therapeutic program that addresses not just their suicidal thoughts but the reasons those thoughts exist in the first place.