Earlier this year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a new number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL): 988. And with this number change came a lot of other changes, too, mostly in how often people started calling the suicide hotline.
Sometimes life and mental health can become just too much for someone. Losing this person to suicide is a tragedy, and that tragedy creates ripples of pain and trauma for the loved ones they left behind. For these suicide loss survivors, the story doesn’t have to end. You can learn more about suicide, find support, and begin to heal yourself and your family.
Many areas of our health are screened at regular checkups with our doctors. However, despite rising anxiety rates in adults in recent years, mental health has not been one of them. Fortunately, the US Preventive Services Task Force is in the process of publishing a recommendation for anxiety screening for all adults under 65.