In this intriguing article from the British newspaper The Guardian, researchers now believe that depression is an allergic reaction that is a result of inflammation in the body’s immune system.
For years I have been writing about what we can learn from the suicide survivor about the advisability of suicide. All of the my clients who survived suicide attempts have said the same thing–they are so glad that they did not succeed.
A new article in the New York Times reports that Philosophy, the beauty brand owned by Coty, has become the first company to raise funds to treat mental illness. Though nearly 40,000 Americans commit suicide annually, about the same number that die from breast cancer, corporate support for mental illness, the cause of most suicides, is decidedly scant. READ MORE
This week, USA Today continued it’s remarkable series on mental health crisis with the article, 40,000 Suicides Annually, Yet America Still Shrugs. I highly advise that you read it! The article points out that although suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America and the second leading cause of death in young people ages 15-34, funding for suicide research and prevention is pitifully low. Read more.
By now you have probably heard the tragic news about the Robin Williams suicide. Like many creative artists, Williams battled the demons of depression.Like many creative artists, Williams battled the demons of depression. Read more
An article about the power of speaking out for suicide prevention was recently featured in the New York Times. A long-held taboo against talking about suicide attempts is being examined in an important step forward in the mental health community. Read More…