Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Find a Suicide Walk in Your Area

Out of the Darkness Walks are coming to your area.  I have noted there is one in San Jose, and there is one in Modesto.  This is an effort to put light on suicide, and to raise money for suicide prevention efforts.  This walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.   Even if you don't intend to walk, check out the website as it provides information on suicide and efforts to prevent suicide.  Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and fourth leading cause in adult 16-65. In 2014 there were over 40,000 reported completed suicides in the United States.  The website says that 90 percent of people who complete suicide have a diagnosable mental health problem.  It then goes on to say:
The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and other mental health conditions.

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