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*Trigger Warning*This blog will discuss suicide.If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide,please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline:1-800-273-8255

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly analyzes health trends throughout the country, including suicide. A 2016 report revealed startling numbers indicating that suicide has grown in America consistently. Looking at the growth of suicide in America does not expose a problem with suicide. Instead, these numbers should act as a de-masking. Mental illness of all kinds, from addictions to mood disorders, personality disorders to psychiatric disorders, to no disorders but untreated trauma, can lead to suicidal thoughts, suicide ideations, and suicide attempts.

Where do the thoughts for suicide come from? Mental distress at the highest possible elevation, is the answer. When there is a complete break in connection to reality, the only connection can be through ending any association to reality. Lives can be saved. Death is preventable. Intensive, caring, compassionate, clinical care can help resolve trauma and create a new path in life. What those who are suffering need to understand is that there is hope in pain. Hope can be read as standing for hold on, pain ends. Pain does not have to end with the ending of a life. Through therapy and care, pain from trauma, addiction, and mental illness can lessen. Life can be manageable. Our job as care providers is more important than ever.

Here are some of the statistics from the report:

There was a 24% increase in suicide rates between 1999 and 2014Middle-aged men between the ages of 45 to 64 had a 43% increase in suicide, the greatest increase in any male group“How to commit suicide” was searched on Google 26% more after 13 Reasons Why premiered on Netflix. Entertainment portraying suicide, discussing suicide, mental illness, addiction, and other triggering content like eating disorders is causing discussions about how harmful that content can be.In 2015, a reported 8.3% of young adults had “serious thoughts” of suicide, according to SAMHSA.

Early interventions are proven to be more successful in preventing suicide. If you are struggling to recover from trauma and find yourself in acts of self-harm, addictions, process addictions, and other issues, there is help available.

Call The Guest House Ocala today for information on our residential treatment programs and healing approach to trauma: 1-855-483-7800