NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS WEEK
September 10-16, 2017—is National Suicide Awareness Week
Hello Patients, Friends, and Colleagues
This week is National Suicide Awareness Week. For those of us in the medical community who work closely with the countless number of Americans struggling with depression, mental illness, and suicidal thoughts, National Suicide Awareness Week offers us a platform to shed desperately-needed light on this troubling issue. We want you to know that we can offer help—real help—to anyone facing hopelessness and despair and struggling with thoughts of suicide.
The basic facts about suicide are stark. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2015, more than 44,000 Americans die by suicide every year. That’s an average of 121 suicides every single day. Even more troubling is the fact that we don’t know exactly how many Americans attempt suicide each year. While the CDC collects data on self-harm injuries resulting in hospital visits (almost 500,000/year), its data does not distinguish between intentional and unintentional self-harm. These general statistics suggest that many suicide attempts go unreported and/or untreated and that too many Americans are struggling against depression and suicidal thoughts on a daily basis.
As Founder of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, my goal is to offer a medically-based, highly-effective way to stop the cycle of suicidal thoughts before they lead you or someone you love to make a suicide attempt. Whether thoughts of suicide are caused by a mental illness or mood disorder, or they stem from the difficulty of coping with stress and anxiety, IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy can reduce the frequency of suicidal thoughts, breaking the downward spiral of suicidal thinking and giving us critical time to address the underlying medical and/or psychological issues. Low dose intravenous ketamine, usually administered in a series of six safe and comfortable infusions, offers many of my patients dramatic, lasting relief from depression and suicidal thinking. Ketamine Infusion Therapy is highly effective for treating patients suffering from severe treatment resistant depression.
This week, I stand with my team here at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, as well as the medical community as a whole, to help raise awareness about suicide and the risk that depression, mental illness, and suicidal thoughts presents to so many Americans today. I want to offer hope; raising awareness about suicide means we are talking about it; when we are talking about it, we are not hiding it; and when we are not hiding it, we can treat it!
Dr. Steven L. Mandel and the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles Team
If you or someone you love is struggling with a mental illness, mood disorder, and/or suicidal thoughts, don’t wait: please schedule a consultation today by calling Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles at 310-270-0625. You may take our confidential on-line depression assessment by Clicking Here to find out if IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy can help you. Your safety and peace-of-mind are our top priority, all responses are 100% confidential.