September is Suicide Awareness Month, a time to recognize that suicide rates have risen in the United States in the past couple decades, with almost 45,000 lives lost to suicide in one year alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When you think of college, the first things that likely come to your mind are textbooks, tuition and newfound independence, not suicide. However, for a growing number of students and their families nationwide, suicide comes part and parcel with college life. In fact, it’s the second most common cause of death for young adults, with […]
According to the CDC, almost 50 percent of Americans will develop at least one mental illness over their lifetime. Anxiety, depression, and overall stress is on the rise amongst Americans and getting access to affordable healthcare isn’t getting any easier. The stigma of mental health issues will subside the more we bring the topic out […]
They call it the most wonderful time of the year, but for those dealing with addiction and depression, the holidays can feel overwhelming. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention estimates over 120 suicides per day with veterans accounting for approximately 20-22 of those lives lost. Veterans and those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder seem to […]