Why Are There More Suicides In The Spring?
Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention
"Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. In 2007, it was the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 34,598 deaths."
Springtime Suicides Peak Still Puzzles Scientists
"On an average day, 105 Americans lose their lives to suicide."
The Season of Renewal and Suicide
"The suicide rate does not peak during the holidays, and the media should stop saying it does, according to a report released Tuesday by the Annenberg Public Policy Center."
Inflammation can cause depression
"Inflammations that are hidden inside your body as a result of disease or an unhealthy lifestyle do not only damage your physical body."
Mood-Worsening With High-Pollen-Counts and Seasonality: A Preliminary Reprt
"Because aeroallergens produce inflammation in the respiratory airways, and inflammation triggers depression in vulnerable individuals, we hypothesized that mood sensitivity to pollen, the most seasonal aeroallergen, will be associated with a greater seasonality of mood."
Is Occupation Relevant in Suicide?
"The seasonality of suicide rates and methods of suicide may be related to changes in weather and conditions of employment."
How to Help Someone who is Suicidal
"A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn't mean that help isn't wanted."
How to Help: When a Friend Reaches Out
Find a group to support you
Surviving suicidal thoughts
Suicide chat line (alternative to phone)
"Suicidal intentions are prompted by a desperate need for relief from intensely painful feelings. Surviving suicidal thoughts is about learning how to find relief without resorting to suicide."
National suicide hotlines in your country
Various resources on suicide
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