Suicide can be prevented. If 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, 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. Over the same time period, the suicide rate for males went from 17.11 to 20.59.
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, call 714.375.1110. 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.
*National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013