In the United States, one American takes his or her own life every 15 minutes. In Minnesota, more than 550 residents are lost to suicide each year – that’s an average of more than one person every day. Suicide is almost always caused by a mental health disorder – making untreated mental health issues a deadly risk.
Are you concerned that someone you love in Duluth, Minnesota may be struggling with thoughts of suicide? Effective mental health treatment is the best way to address the issue. Don’t wait to call.
Recognizing Suicidal Tendencies in Someone You Love
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), almost 168,000 of the 5.2 million people who call Minnesota home are living with a mental health disorder and 56,000 children have a serious mental health condition. For young people especially, untreated signs of suicide can be deadly; suicide is the third-leading cause of death among Americans aged 15 to 24.
What are the signs of potential suicidal tendencies or attempts? Some include:
- Severe depression
- Cutting or self-harming behaviors
- Talking about suicide
- Having a plan for a suicide attempt
- Researching suicide or people who have committed suicide
- Overdosing on drugs or alcohol
- Risky behavior
If you believe that someone you care about is contemplating suicide, don’t wait to get them the help they need. Mental health treatment is the best way to help them work through their underlying issues and find hope and joy in living.
Suicide Is Caused by Undertreated Mental Health Illness
Are you ready to move forward in mental health treatment and mitigate the risk of suicide? You can do that today when you contact us at the phone number listed here. We can help Duluth, MN residents find the care they need. Call now.
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