Suicide Rates at Record High: The Need to Address Nutritional Deficiencies for Mental Health

A recent article published on Axios warns us of the record-high suicide rates in 2022. The suicide rate of 14.3 deaths per 100,000 people is the highest it has been since 1941.

This is an alarming trend and a call for immediate action to look into the mental health crisis that continues to spread around this country.

While mental health is a complex and multifactorial issue, one aspect that is often overlooked is the connection between mental health and nutrition. In this post, we will discuss how nutritional deficiencies can lead to mental health issues and what we can to do help correct these deficiencies.

The Increase of Mental Health Issues

Mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are becoming increasingly common in our society.

The CDC reports that nearly one in five Americans have issues with their mental health, and the suicide rate has increased by 33% over the last two decades.

These numbers are startling to say the least, but there is actions that we can take to help.

While many believe that genetics and life experiences play the main roles in mental health,



The Missing Conversation: Suicide’s Aftermath for Those who Live

As the spotlight on National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month dims, I wrestle with one question: Where is the support for those who live?

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that for every person who dies by suicide, 287 on average think about suicide but do not die. Where are the voices of those 287? Where are the safe havens and help for survivors?

Most recognize a pink awareness ribbon as support for breast cancer survivors, victims, and research.



Suicide in the Headlines: The Right & Wrong Way to Discuss It

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.~ Robin Williams
Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.~ Anthony Bourdain
She makes the day brighter, she leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.~ Kate Spade

Contagion Effect. Many haven’t heard the technical reference, but most of us agree we’ve seen it. When a celebrity or someone with clout dies by suicide, more suicides seem to appear in the headlines.


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