May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post for May 3rd

Suicide:

  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10–24.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15–24.
  • More than 90% of children who die by suicide have a mental health condition.
  • Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.

This is horrific and breaks my heart. We MUST do something about this NOW.


I will be posting something important about mental illness every day throughout the month of May on my blog in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Please keep visiting my blog My Loud Bipolar Whispers and look for statistics or other beneficial information related to mental illness to increase awareness, educate, reduce mental illness stigma and reduce suicides.

It is crucial and imperative for all of us to get involved and save lives.

So, please visit my blog every day, but especially every day throughout the month of May.

Thank you. Hugs and blessings to all of you always and forever.


 

(~ Information from NAMI – National Alliance of Mental Illness)

 

12 Comments

    1. You are very welcome. Yes are wholeheartedly agree with you. This one is the worst and breaks my heart… And the statistics could be even higher than this… because suicide continues to increase especially with young people and veterans.

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      1. It is very sad and we need more money spent on research and for more successful professional and clinical programs in our society, better and improved education for doctors and medical help to fight the problem!!!

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    1. Thanking for reading and thank you for the reblog. We need to spread the word and shout out stigma and hugely reduce suicide!!! It is very very sad and breaks my heart… The sadness and severity of depression and suicide break my heart!!! 💔💔💔💔💔💔

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