Suicide Prevention

Suicide can be Prevented. 

Preventing suicide is keeping a keen eye out for early signs of mental illnesses and/or substance use. When treated, mental health disorders and/or substance use disorders can improve, thereby substantially decreasing one’s risk for suicide or, a fatal overdose.

More than 41,000 deaths per year in the U.S. are the result of suicide.

– Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2013)

From community leaders, mothers, sons, marketplace achievers, artists, fathers, students to members of any spiritual fellowship, that the incidence of suicide is increasing in the U.S.

According to the CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, between 2000 and 2013, the suicide rate in the United States rose from 10.43 (per 100,000) to 13.02. As a result, over the same time period, the suicide rate for males went from 17.11 to 20.59.

In addition, over 800,000 people per year die by suicide.

– World Health Organization, 2013

If you or a loved one might be one of the 10.2 million adults* suffering from a co-occuring mental illness and substance use disorder, please contact or call 714.375.1110. Because this decision for your well-being might be life-saving. Over 43.8 million Americans* experience a mental illness in any given year. You are not alone. We can Help. 

*National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013

 

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