More than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year. That’s a nearly 5% increase over 2016. And it’s a continuation of a nearly 20-year rise in suicide rates.
“I did ecstasy once, and I got married … I did it again, I made a sex tape … like, everything bad would happen.”
Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? Many people chalk it up to bad behavior. But marketers ascribe it to a phenomenon known as “psychological ownership.”
But the scarcity of mental health providers and treatment options causes many patients to go without care and many people with mental illnesses end up in jail.
Stoicism holds that the key to a good, happy life is the cultivation of an excellent mental state, which the Stoics identified with virtue and being rational.
Prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines may lead to long-term use among 1 in 4 older adults who receive them.
Health officials recommend 5 five actions you can take to help prevent suicide.
Specialized treatments for anorexia, such CBT and emerging medication treatments, appear to have few advantages over standard control treatment-as-usual.
But is this a true increase in cases or an epidemic of over-diagnosis?
Suicide rates have been steadily climbing, but their numbers are likely even higher.