People observe World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10 of each year since its inaugural year in 2003. It is a collaboration between the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). With an estimated 700,000 people taking their lives each year, suicide prevention should receive more coverage in the media. Furthermore, governments would do more to convey the message that there are ways to mitigate the extreme loss of life if only more resources were available. Unfortunately, the stigma of suicide is so prevalent that many countries underreport their suicide statistics. Most African countries do not share any of the information they have available concerning their suicide rates.
Depression is one of the number one causes of suicide. However, other factors such as socioeconomic status, relationship difficulties, arguments, and losing loved ones can exacerbate a person’s challenges. If you are contemplating suicide, please contact the women’s depression treatment center at The Willows at Red Oak at 855.773.0614 to get the help you need.
Some Keys to Suicide Prevention
One of the most common reasons why people contemplating suicide decide to choose life over death is hope. Experts have addressed suicide prevention with a generalized approach for too long when, in fact, suicide is a very personal decision. Each person fighting depression has unique challenges. As a result, suicide researchers have now begun to focus on people’s personal stories and strategies to help them live through chronic suicidal behavior.
One of the fundamental takeaways was the presence of pets in their lives. This has been something that has been missing from the literature, but it made many people rethink what they have to look forward to and what they value. Other unconventional strategies people have turned to spiritual practices, meditation, and being involved in artistic practice. The things that bring you joy are the things that make you want to live.
Most people considering ending their lives lose track of the fact that people around them care about them. Their loved ones would be devastated if they were to commit suicide. Those who have rethought their suicidal ideation have mentioned that support from their community and loved ones were instrumental in them seeking help. They then could make the decision to get counseling and work through their issues that circle around depression. If you are thinking of ending your life, reach out to someone you know who cares about you enough to assist you in getting the help you need.
What to Expect from Women’s Depression Treatment
Depression can be an all-consuming condition, partly because it usually links up with other mental health issues. Depression is a byproduct of anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Individual therapy sessions with one-on-one counseling with a licensed clinician are imperative. Through therapy, we can determine what is causing your depression and how to mitigate its negative effects on you. You will learn coping skills that will help you reconnect with yourself and your family and friends.
Reach Out to The Willows at Red Oak Recovery Today
When suffering through a bout of depression, it may seem that all hope is lost. However, your experience should tell you that there are brighter days ahead, sometimes even moments after the depression starts to fade. At The Willows at Red Oak Recovery, we offer our all-female clientele a wide array of services, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Family therapy
We also provide dual diagnosis treatment. This treatment allows us to correctly assess your mental health struggles and substance use. We can then help you manage your depression without it causing you to lose hope. We can be reached online or at 855.773.0614 for you to take the first step on your journey to wellness and recovery.