The grim news, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, is that suicide has exceeded automobile crashes as the leading cause of injury-related death in this country. While the percentage of deaths related to vehicle crashes has dropped 25 percent over a recent nine-year period, the number of suicides has increased 15 percent over the same time period. It seems that, at the very least, we should be paying as much attention to suicide causes and prevention as has been paid to the issues of drunk- and drugged-driving prevention. If you or anyone you know has feelings of despair and hopelessness, it is of the utmost importance to get in touch with a mental health professional.

Of course, if you are wrestling with suicidal thoughts, it’s vital to get help right away. But you don’t need to wait until you reach such a critical stage to look for help. Lots of people suffer every day with depression without becoming suicidal. They deserve help, too. Our compassionate counselors can provide you with proven techniques for dealing with your depression, feelings of hopelessness, and despair. You deserve to be happy again. If you would like an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact us.

P.S. Men take their lives at nearly four times the rate that women do.