How much does an individual’s culture affect their likelihood to engage in self-destructive behaviors? In the United States, there is an increased likelihood among women and girls to toy with or engage in suicidal behaviors when compared with men and boys.
Suicide cam devastate a family, causing much pain and destruction for the ones who are left behind. For the victim’s children, losing a parent this way increases the risk that the child will die by suicide themselves. It also greatly increases their risk of developing a range of major psychiatric disorders.
You ask yourself “Why” a hundred times over, but the answers never seem to come. Even if you think you know the reasons why your loved one chose death by suicide, you have lingering doubts, along with many unanswered questions. Most of all, you feel a profound sense of emptiness, an ache that won’t go [...]
Seeking treatment for major depression is an important step for treatment, but is one that should be taken with caution. A recent Science Daily piece showed that a small subset of individuals taking medications to treat depression can actually experience a worsening of mood and even thoughts of suicide.