Smashing The Stigma: Suicide Prevention

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Smashing The Stigma: Suicide Prevention

Suicidal behavior is the leading cause of injury and death worldwide,” according to the National Institute of Health. Pinnacle Recovery believes that suicide is preventable. We also believe that it is everyone’s job to know the risk factors for suicide, as well as what can be done to help someone who is suffering. It’s on everyone to keep an eye out for your loved ones. We want to help you learn how to help those around you. Let’s be the voice for those that don’t have one. Let’s end suicide. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the risk factors for suicide as follows:

  • Family history of suicide
  • Family history of child maltreatment
  • Previous suicide attempt(s)
  • History of mental disorders, particularly clinical depression
  • History of alcohol and substance abuse
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Impulsive or aggressive tendencies
  • Cultural and religious beliefs
  • Local epidemics of suicide
  • Isolation, feeling of being cut off from other people
  • Barriers to accessing mental health treatment
  • Loss 
  • Physical illness
  • Easy access to lethal methods
  • Unwillingness to seek help because of the stigma attached to mental health and substance abuse disorders or to suicidal thoughts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the protective factors for suicide as follows:

  • Effective clinical care for mental, physical, and substance abuse disorders
  • Easy access to a variety of clinical interventions and support for help-seeking
  • Family and community support 
  • Support from ongoing medical and mental health care relationships
  • Skills in problem-solving, conflict resolution, and nonviolent ways of handling disputes
  • Cultural and religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support instincts for self-preservation

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, call the suicide prevention lifeline now at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. You deserve help. Please reach out. 

Pinnacle Recovery is here for you, too. We aim to give you the help you deserve. We offer inpatient and outpatient treatment for those who need it. Our inpatient treatment is a 24/7 residential long-term treatment which offers you the best chance of recovery. During inpatient treatment, Pinnacle Recovery offers “a substance-free and supportive environment while [you] adjust to sobriety and work on [your] independent living skills.” For those who inpatient may seem too regimented, we also offer intensive outpatient treatment as well. This treatment is provided on a part-time basis. It is regularly scheduled throughout the week, but you are still able to return home in the evenings. Regardless of what program you choose, we offer the same psychotherapy and experiential therapy. We want to help you today. Call us now at 1-866-301-0573. 

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