SUICIDE: THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH???
The suicide rate in the United States has increased 33% since 1999. My question for everyone is why do you believe this is happening? What is changing in our society that causes this huge increase? I have worked for the crisis text line, which is also a suicide hot line for those who are in crisis and most of the texts received were related to suicidal ideations. One thing I realized working for them was that people who were suicidal were suicidal for a variety of reasons. I would have kids calling in about bullying, young adults calling in about feeling lonely and older adults calling in related to substance abuse and nobody being there for them. That job was hard and interesting to hear everyone’s struggles and stories. So if you or anyone you know is struggling from suicidal ideations don’t be afraid to call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 .