Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

Leslie Hanson
June 14, 2018

On the heels of the recent suicide deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, as well as his close friend Chris Cornell previous year, Dave Navarro revealed that he previously contemplated ending his own life.

"When I mention people actually talking about harming themselves".

Centuries later, Netflix's controversial drama "13 Reasons Why" has sparked similar results. People who had been diagnosed with mental health conditions also tended to experience similar situations (relationship problems, professional/financial struggles, or physical health challenges) that also contributed to suicide. They don't seem to take tie for self-care, which means they aren't seeking help for any mental health issues. Topping the list was North Dakota, where suicides have risen by 57 percent from 1999 levels. But US suicide rates have risen among almost every age group of men and women, from 10 year olds on up. While psychiatry services are covered by OHIP in Ontario, a visit to a psychologist, psychotherapist or counsellor is not, and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association estimates 50-minute session costs at between $60 and $150 - out of reach for many. "There are 100-plus studies around the world showing this correlation", he says. "There was a 12 percent increase in suicide after Marilyn Monroe".

The highest female suicide rate in 2016 was in women from ages 25 to 64. Ohio, for example, witnessed a 36 percent increase in the number of suicides over the study period. Suicide attempts are even harder to count. In response, Navarro shared a message, urging those in doubt to contact the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine. "And, if someone reaches out and says something to you, like I'm having suicidal thoughts or maybe I should just take my own life", she said. It is a myth that asking about suicide increases the risk of suicide. The bar owner says he often interacts with customers who have a mental illness. "Just the story can become a trigger, and reminds them of their loved one, especially when the reporting is bad", she says.


"The details can fill in the picture", she said.

According to the CDC, suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. "If someone dies of cancer, we don't have to know what the person was wearing or what color their bedsheets were". Zinzow suspects there's a lot of overlap between opioid use and suicide, but that's another area that needs more funding and more research. "That's what we're here for", said Larkin to USA Today.

More Americans of all stripes are committing suicide every year, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Since December, Arkansas has had a local office to field calls (Wyoming is now the only state without one), so can better direct callers to resources in the state that can help, which could be the difference between life and death.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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