Suicide is #2 Cause of Death for Americans 15-44
I have PTSD. The usual end for someone with this is suicide. A while ago, I began taking notice of the Vietnam Vets with PTSD and applied how they survive to my life. I have seen people who have lived with it since the second World War and have taken what works for them and applied it to my life. PTSD can be traced all the way back to Civil War. I bet it dates back to the caveman.
I LOVE and value life. I savor the seconds of my life but even I have my moments of great depression and thoughts of just ending it all. These thoughts virtually vanished upon the birth of my baby Nugget. Now, I live for her and my family. Not everyone is so lucky.
I was reading a story today about another suicide and the AMERICAN numbers hit me HARD. "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall in America, killing more than 44,000 individuals per year. It’s an issue that primarily affects the young and middle-aged. Among those 15-44 in America, it’s the No. 2 leading cause of death." Click here to see the full story.
For years, suicide wasn't talked about and families saw it as a stain. It NEEDS to be discussed and people need to share their stories.
About every 22 minutes a soldier commits suicide. It's said about 90 percent of people who commit suicide of some sort of mental illness.
You can't save someone who won't save themselves but ignoring signs and inaction aren't going to help either. If you are feeling these thoughts. Please call the suicide prevention hotline at Call 1-800-273-8255. Click here for more help.
The #1 cause of death for Americans ages 15-44 was unintentional accidents.