If you’ve ever considered suicide, you may be able to understand what it feels like to find yourself feeling depressed and helpless and are desperate for relief, unfortunately this is when suicide becomes an appealing option to get that relief. Similarly, if you’ve lost someone to suicide, you understand the anguish and confusion people experience when a loved one takes their own life. Unfortunately when drug or alcohol addiction become involved as well, the whole situation becomes more complicated and will require professional help to overcome these horrible, unbearable and crippling symptoms that those who experience suicidal thoughts often feel.
Considered one of the nation’s greatest health epidemics by many in the medical and mental health fields, suicide is one of the top leading causes of death in the United Kingdom, along with the consequences that addiction can cause, such as overdosing, especially among young people.
The suicide rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population recorded by the Office for National Statistics. This must change, we have the ability to do it, hopefully with this dissemination and public awareness of information, we can all help and make change!…
Ruminating over something that’s making you anxious isn’t going to achieve anything. We all loose our focus, direction or motivation at one point or another.
It can also be daunting or scary when we consider what could happen if we were to fail, this only adds more pressure to your shoulders that are already heavy!
But you can help push your thought process forward by forcing yourself to think ahead by asking a simple question, “and then what”.
Find out how to use this simple tool in your recovery in this short, easy to understand article!
Many people diagnosed with a substance use disorder (an addiction) also suffer from a co-occurring mental health or behavioural disorders. This is known as a “dual diagnosis”. Individuals with a dual diagnosis require an integrated treatment plan that addresses both disorders as interconnected health issues simultaneously.
According to a recent study, approximately 80% people with an addiction also have one or more co-occurring mental health conditions among other physical health conditions too.
With overdose awareness day coming up on 31st August 2020, it’s vital that we share this vital information with everyone you know so that you can do your bit to save a life!