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Suicide is a serious problem. Suicide is a human problem and affects people in all walks of life, culture and socioeconomic status. It’s the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause of death for those ages 35-54. Suicide is preventable. Most people want to live — they’re simply unable to see alternative solutions and feel stuck.
Having occasional feelings of anxiety is a normal part of life. But people with anxiety disorders experience frequent and excessive anxiety, fear, terror and panic in regards to everyday situations. Learn more in this blog entry.
With the recent death of comedy legend Robin Williams, the nation's attention has become focused on the topic of suicide. Jennifer Wickham, psychotherapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, explores the topic of suicide and how to help.
Regardless of age, life can get the best of people. But when hard times lead to depression or feelings of hopelessness, some people contemplate suicide as their only way out. But there is hope, because suicide is preventable.