Dec 3, 2013
Every minute, a suicide is attempted.
Today 1,500 Americans will attempt to take their own lives(1). Most will have mental health or addiction issues. Many will have both(2). One out of four adults is affected by a mental health disorder(3). Odds are that most of us have friends or family becoming more desperate with every tick of the clock.
There is a way to stop the ticking. Research. We can defeat mental illness by employing the scientific mind to find individual treatment plans. But the funding is inadequate for an issue that affects every one of us, the 57 million(4) directly or the rest of us through our family and friends. We must declare our concern. Together, we can stop the clock.
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Oct 29, 2011
Story of near-suicide can help others seek help
In February, I left work on my lunch hour, drove home, gathered up two bottles of strong medication, left my husband a note, drove not very far from my home, and took all the pills with the intention of ending my life.
I was a 59-year-ol…