Discussing youth #mentalhealth and #suicide as the number of young people affected increases
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) – KEYC News 12 This Morning begins its series on #mentalhealth by talking with Professor Thad Shunkwiler about the topic of #suicide and its increase in the U.S.
#Suicide rates have increased 33% in the last 20 years, and its especially hit hard with people under the age of 35. Rates amoung young women have gone up 50% in the same time frame.
Shunkwiler says resilience in young people and the ability to bounce back from one’s problems, is much lower in young people, which contributes to the increase in #mentalhealthissues.
For those who are struggling with #mentalhealth or suicidal thoughts are encouraged to reach out and seek help.
Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes.
Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown our sorrows in alcohol, hang out at bars and strip joints, or get involved with drug use.
Having gone through a recent bout of #depression and #suicidalthoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by sharing my story, and by sharing various resources I come across as I work in this space. #http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle