As 2018 is coming to a close, it’s been an important year for mental health awareness and treatment. Today we’re looking back at the top mental health headlines that Greenbrook TMS has brought you in 2018.
New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that between 1999 and 2017, the suicide rate has increased 33%. Although suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the United States for all ages, funding for research and prevention has lagged far behind other diseases, according to an investigative report from USA Today. It is clear that there is much work to be done in order to help those that are suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. What can you do?
Greenbrook TMS is proud to have been a sponsor of and particpant in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk on October 20th in Washington, D.C. Out of the Darknes Walks take place all over the United States in order to raise awareness of and support for suicide prevention.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, with National Suicide Prevention Week taking place from September 9th-15th. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and is preventable through increased mental health awareness and mental health treatment. How can you help?
Can a depressed person be visually identified? Do people who suffer with depression manifest certain mannerisms, expressions or behaviors? Mainstream media has historically branded the face of depression as a person curled up in bed, sitting in a dark corner, crying themselves to sleep, or not having the energy to attend school or work. Depression does not always manifest in this overt classically characterized depiction. There are many people who struggle daily with depression, but their outward appearance and actions might not be so obvious.
National Suicide Prevention Month is observed throughout the month of September, and this week is Suicide Prevention Week. Every year, approximately 44,000 Americans die by suicide, meaning there are about 120 suicides every day.1 Just last year, it was reported that suicide rates in the U.S. had reached a 30-year high.2
There are many ways that you can help spread awareness and prevent suicide.
Whether you have personally lost a loved one to suicide or are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and every 1 in 5 people who die by suicide are veterans. But there is always hope. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide, as well as the driving force behind National Suicide Prevention Week this September 5-11.
Screenwritter Graham Moore- age 34, shared his Oscar winning moment with millions of teens around the world as he bravely disclosed his attempted suicide when he was 16 years old. Moore made abundantly clear that his Hollywood moment in the limelight was not for him alone, but for the numerous teens suffering with depression.