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Mental Illness

DragonflySuicide and mental illness intersect in confusing ways for many people. Because both topics have been traditionally stigmatized, we often don't attempt truly understand mental illness until we have been diagnosed with a mental illness, a loved one has been diagnosed with a mental illness, or someone we care about has died by suicide. We hope that we can guide and lead you to the most relevant and reliable information about how mental illness and suicide can collide.


How many people suffer from a mental illness? How many might die by suicide? Find out in this section.

Diagnosable Disorders and Suicide

There are many diagnosable disorders that are related to suicide. Here you can read about those disorders, everything from Mood Disorders (which includes Seasonal Affective Disorder, often referred to as SAD) to Adjustment Disorders, and the research related to suicide.


06/07/2016 at 11:26 PM
I don't know. Feel hopeless
12/05/2015 at 10:15 AM
Yes depression is no picnic. Having lost my brother to suicide I am blessed to have finally listen to the guys and gals who deal with us bipolar space cowboys. I had to go homeless, wrecked my car (a Saturn, thank God) and playing hide and seeks with the law. Mental illness has such a stigma. Heck I'd rather admit I had Aids (which I don't) than tell people I have been battling depression,schizophrenia and a shameful self image. And spent my time in laughing academies. No hard jail time but I was on my way. Marty thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing up this disease that is ravishing our world.
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