Every year, 800,000 humans commit suicide. (Below x 800)
Although most cases of depression do not progress to suicide behavior, over 60% of suicides are associated with some form of mood disorder.
In addition, it is important to consider thats some suicidal folk are not depressed and have seemingly not been diagnosed with any sort of case of depression.
In America, 2017 seen almost 50 thousand people take their lives (47,173).
Twice as many as homicides (19,510) and the second leading cause of death until you’re 35, second to accidental injury.
That’s 47,173 mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, friends and family brokenhearted.
Further, the fact that there is even a chance that our brains can come to this point should be alarming enough to at-least accept the possibility that it could happen.
Or, perhaps to seek help if one feels thoughts of leaving indefinitely.
No matter the severity of the depression, it is a possible outcome.
But for some, it is easier said than done to bring such a state to their minds.
Depressed people want to be happy. That is the goal. Or a wish they all have deep down.
In fact, very normal, but difficult things like unemployment and the departure of a close friend seem to, for some, click the mind in to another place.
As one writer put it, “a mysterious change of mind.”
Which is what it is, really, a change of mind; the person wanted to live, and now, they don’t.
People that are suicidal may see it as simply another option for them in any situation. Most of our situations in life leave us thinking about which options we will take. In suicide, for some, it is just a choice and as equally qualifying as any other options there may be.
Anxiety arousing thoughts pushing this option a bit higher than the rest seems to take place, with plans and attempts for ones demise.
In depression, in many, a desire to leave this place is connected to a belief that things will never change, and more specifically, the tugs and pulling beneath of hopelessness.
The disturbances in their mind and overall emptiness their worldview holds, has, already entered their future.
There is no escape.
In addition to losing hope, there is a cascade of symptoms and distortions in the mind, amongst other variables found in depression that parade and ultimately blot out the persons vision of reality, that, only allow them to see through a kaleidoscope of disparagement.
Because of the idea of no escape, in addition to the stream of depressive thinking, as well as the beliefs that support them, the weight of uncontrollable life stresses barring down upon the person, all coalesce into the appropriate elements for the formulation or plan of the ultimate escape.
The most popular way for humans to do this is by firearm.
Women are much more likely to attempt to take their lives although it seems poisoning is their preferred method. 60% of transgender folk attempt suicide.
Native Americans between 15-35 die mostly because of suicide and the 8th overall cause of death for them as a whole.
In short: the shits real.