Q: How many people in the USA attempt suicide each year?
Q: How many people succeed?
Q: What is suicide cause #1?
A: Untreated depression
Q: How does mental illness influence a person to commit suicide?
A: More than 90% of people who commit suicide have a mental illness at the time of death.
Q: Which types of people with a mental illness diagnosis are most likely to commit suicide?
A: Mental illness left untreated, including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Q: Why do people commit suicide?
A; Their pain is intense; they want to stop their pain.
Q: Which kinds of tragic misfortune can create the depression that leads to suicide?
- The death of a loved one.
- A divorce, separation, or breakup of a relationship.
- Losing custody of children, or feeling that a child custody decision is not fair.
- A serious loss, such as a loss of a job, house, or money.
- A serious illness.
- A terminal illness.
- A serious accident.
[Sources: suicide.org, Suicide Causes; Suicide FAQs; Image: http://www.pills-824994_640.png (pixabay.com)]