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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.


11/16/2013 at 7:03 PM
my dad killed himself nhis wife 20years ago.I never really understood why.I hink he had to many demons frm being in two wars.
09/05/2013 at 10:11 AM
rex zark
How many people do you know that are so thought disordered that they are mentally ill. However, people having psychache, for whatever reason are diagnosed as mentally ill, prescribed neuro toxic meds and morph into sub humans. The statistics are there. Read a book by Robert Whitaker, or read some of his articles or speeches about psychiatry. It is a fraud, a lucrative business, pushing harmful drugs with very soul and mind destroying side effects, not to mention morphing into a decrepit, obese, drooling, parkinson tremored, shuffling gait retard. There is no cure for mental illness. There are no tests for what they say causes mental illness and so on. Anyone who has fallen into that web, because of psychache, is chemically lobotomized, and even if they escape, they have permanent brain damage. Messing around with people's brains is sick, evil, shit. To have this p.r.'d by big pharma, and their pushers, as something helpful is ludicrous. Look at the statistics. Go to www.whale.to/a/toxic_psychiatry_q.html. Right from their own public words you will read what a fraud it is. The whole point I am trying to make here is that there are a few really mentally ill people in the world. Anyone can make that conclusion. The rest, or 99.999999999% of mentally ill people suffer from a psychache from alot of factors, not some malfunction in their brain, or its chemistry. Psychiatry causes suicide, it does not prevent it. Get tagged as mentally ill, well that is one more big stressor. And so on. It is unfortunate that peaceful available means to committ suicide are not available.
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