Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday #MentalHealth #MythBuster: People Who Talk About Suicide Aren't Serious About Dying

#When someone says they are going to kill themselves you should always take them seriously

#Suicidal thoughts are a serious symptom of depression

#Many people everyday have thoughts of death and suicide

#Not everyone who thinks about dying commits suicide

#About 1 million Americans a year receive help for suicidal thoughts, attempts and plans*

#Old age increases the risk of suicide

#Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death

#Teens from 6th-10th grade are more likely to be involved in bullying in school*

#Bullying victims are 2-9 times more likely to commit suicide than nonvictims*



This list is not exhaustive of suicide or mental illess.
*www.bullyingstatistics.org & www.NAMI.org

Asha, Licensed Mental Health Specialist

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