In the psyche of every human being, within the soul of our being, we all value the need for a sense of belonging. The concentrated elements of acceptance into a community status, whether through groups, friends, families, or extra-curricular avenues, are a pattern in our social being.
The intricate parts of love and connection are an eccentric part of that pattern designed to equate lifting a person’s soul to a higher appreciation of life and entering a mindset of living as a platform for understanding life.
When we evaluate and research risk factors for suicide, the common root brings us to the individual lacking insights on purpose, love, and connection. The other struggle can be not having the ability to establish a solid, healthy relationship with love or community. Being lonely is the opposite sense of community. Loneliness is a bridge to feeling hopeless and usually leads us to experience ongoing depression and many other afflictions.
From loneliness to despair and depression, they all equate to risk factors that may lead to suicide. These symptoms do not just show up overnight. They can manifest through hard times or struggles, whether weeks, months, or years later. Suicide is generated through the solidarity of hopelessness.
Many other methods of struggle can lead to thoughts of suicide as well. When people deal with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, trauma, grief, and loss, or simply not having a sense of purpose and belonging, they can lead to symptoms of possible mental and emotional instabilities.
The one vitally important thing to always remember and be reminded of is that you do not have to struggle through your affliction alone. There is always assistance through the community that can help us before it’s too late. Awareness and willingness through humility will prevent further mental and emotional health risks.
Connect with TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health to redirect your thinking. We will listen to your struggle and lead you in the right direction toward hope and change. There are many local, state, and national resources to assist with suicide prevention.
If you or a loved one is battling and struggling with mental and emotional health, that may lead to thoughts of suicide. The main component of identification is knowing that if you are experiencing these thoughts, to act quickly and use the listed resources.
TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health believes in the realms of community that we can all help restore each other, heal the brokenhearted, and bring them into the light of knowing they are loved in any capacity. We are here to provide insights and resources for our local and nationwide communities.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their crisis, please utilize the following resources.
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 74174
Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention
Call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471)
Text “TN” to 741-741
National Suicide Lifeline
Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness
Call or text 877-870-4673 (HOPE)
The Black Line
Call or text 800-604-5841
The Trevor Project
866-488-7386 – a hotline for LGBT youth
800-267-5463 – For police officers and staffed by retired police officers who volunteer their time