Why we need to normalize the conversation...

Less judgement more understanding. Creating safe places will encourage someone to ask for help. Mostly everyone experience some form of trauma. Trauma is define by something that makes you change the way you view life and or yourself.

Did you know that SUICIDE was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 8th leading cause for Nevadans during 2018 (the most recent year in which final data are available).  There were 48,344 suicides in 2018, which is over 5,000 deaths more than the 11th leading cause of death, Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (42,838 deaths).

Source: National Vital Statistics System, 2018

Something we rarely talk about and should is how often we lose a life to suicide.

Below reflects just how often we lose someone to suicide. My goal is to create more awareness and help people before they get to that dark place where they have no other choice but to take their life. Reality is that 1 out of 5 people will or have dealt with some type of depression. Help me create a place that people are not afraid to speak up and ask for help. Because by the time you finished reading this paragraph, we just lost another life.

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Below are some facts for you to think about:

  • In 2018, Nevada’s suicide rate has jumped to being ranked #5 in the nation
  • “Treatments are available, but nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional. Stigma, discrimination, and neglect prevent care and treatment from reaching people with mental disorders,” says the World Health Organization (WHO). Where there is neglect, there is little or no understanding. Where there is no understanding, there is neglect. We must change this.
  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 43.2% are receiving treatment.
  • It’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
  • Anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. 
  • Almost 75% of people with mental disorders remain untreated in developing countries with almost 1 million people taking their lives each year. In addition, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 13 globally suffers from anxiety. The WHO reports that anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders worldwide with specific phobia, major depressive disorder and social phobia being the most common anxiety disorders.
  • Nearly 1 and less than 5 adults aged 18 and older report some type of mental illness.
  • 71% of adults reported at least 1 symptom of stress, such as headaches or feeling overwhelmed or anxious.
  • Research says for every US $1 put into scaled up treatment for mental health, there is a return of US $4 in improved health and productivity.

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