Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. This is why September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Fortunately, there is help for individuals struggling with both depression and suicidal thoughts. This includes the IOP Program for Depression here at Delray Center for Healing.
Although more people are opening up about their mental health struggles and journeys, there still is a heavy stigma around suicide. Suicide is a global issue, and more awareness about it needs to be made.
The medical industry has been paying more attention to suicide lately. While there are many treatments for depression and anxiety, there are very few treatments that provide immediate help. For suffering from suicidal thoughts and behavior, waiting for the weeks or months for traditional medications to begin working is time they do not have. Thankfully there are newer treatments such as ketamine infusion therapy being sued now, which quickly and effectively treat suicidal thoughts.
Make sure to support Suicide Prevention Awareness Month by sharing your story, reaching out to loved ones that may be struggling, or contacting us to get help today. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, the IOP program for depression at Delray Center for Healing can provide the support you need. Give us a call at 888-699-5679 to learn more about this program. And, how it can help you combat suicidal thoughts and actions.
Since 2003, the Delray Center for Healing has provided exceptional psychiatric and therapeutic care for mental health, eating, and substance use disorders. To learn more about our philosophy and treatment approach, download our free e-book, “Psychiatry Redefined,” written by our founder and medical director, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD.