SUICIDE CAN BE PREVENTED
Suicide can be prevented. In fact, at D’Amore Healthcare, we stand in the space between a patient’s peace, the expression of their identity and the risks that threaten or mute their personality, passion or purpose.
Preventing suicide is keeping a keen eye out for early signs of mental illnesses and/or substance use. When 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, pastors/clergy, 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. As a result, over the same time period, the suicide rate for males went from 17.11 to 20.59.
In addition, over 800,000 people per year die by suicide.
– World Health Organization, 2013
The space between personality, identity
If you or a loved one might be one of the 10.2 million adults* suffering from a co-
Over 43.8 million Americans* experience a mental illness in any given year. You are not alone.
– *National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013