“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
Bridgewater, N.J. (September 6, 2013) – Over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Suicidal behavior is complex. Some risk factors vary with age, gender, or ethnic group and may occur in combination or change over time.”
The risk factors of suicides are:
- One or more prior suicide attempts
- Family history of mental disorder or substance abuse
- Family history of suicide
- Family violence
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Keeping firearms in the home
- Chronic physical illness, including chronic pain
- Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others
Suicides can be 100% preventable. If you or someone you know are suffering from suicidal thoughts, please seek immediate attention.
GenPsych, P.C., provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle. GenPsych offers a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program which is a structured therapeutic treatment that emphasizes balance between acceptance and change. DBT helps reduce impulsive behaviors, such as suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disordered behavior, aggression, isolation, rumination, dissociation, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.
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