In a recent email from HHS we received this news information:
Released June 12, 2017. SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Barometer, United States, Volume 4 report provides a powerful overview of the nation’s behavioral health. The Barometer includes key behavioral health issues such as the prevalence of substance use, serious mental illness, serious thoughts of suicide, and related treatment. Findings include, “10 million American adults have a serious mental illness, and a similar number have considered suicide during the past year” and that some “15.7 million Americans abuse alcohol and 7.7 million abuse illicit drugs.”
Check out the link above to learn more and download this report.
If you know someone is considering suicide here is some additional information:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. The toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to everyone. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential. Use the link above to learn more on the NSPL’s website.