It's About Time We Recognize the True Face of Suicide in America

August 25, 2014 4:00 PM

9 0

It's About Time We Recognize the True Face of Suicide in America

Throughout my life, my exposure to suicide and all of the inconsolable loss it causes has stemmed mainly from the media that reports the tragic news. In this respect, I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I am removed, kept at a distance. I feel an empathetic sense of sorrow for the countless people experiencing unbearable pain, but even more so a desire to understand the catalyst for such pain.

More often than not, death by suicide is linked to major depression -- whether it was officially diagnosed or not. According to the American Academy of Suicidology, approximately two thirds of people who commit suicide are suffering from depression at the time of their death. And risk of suicide jum...

Also read: Pebble ceasing all hardware operations, canceling the Pebble Time 2 and Core products

Read more

To category page

Loading...