Suicide is the 10th leading cause for death in the United States. Statistics released this year by the Center For Disease Control have found increasing rates with a strong correlation to drug use and mental health disorders. Many of the warning signs of suicide also share symptoms and warning signs with disorders like bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and depression. Without treatment, the symptoms of these disorders can lead to exaggerated symptoms and behaviors that are not typical for the person. Treatment for psychosis and suicide treatment are part of the programs offered at New Roads Behavioral Health. These challenges are especially prevalent in young adult addiction cases and self harm treatment.

Suicide Facts 2016

  • Suicide rates increased from 1999 through 2014, with greater annual percent increases after 2006
  • From 1999 through 2014, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased 24%, from 10.5 to 13.0 per 100,000 population, with the pace of increase greater after 2006
  • Suicide rates increased from 1999 through 2014 for both males and females and for all ages 10–74
  • Suicide is an important public health issue involving psychological, biological, and societal factors. After a period of nearly consistent decline in suicide rates in the United States from 1986 through 1999, suicide rates have increased almost steadily from 1999 through 2014
  • Suicide is increasing against the backdrop of generally declining mortality, and is currently one of the 10 leading causes of death overall and within each age group 10–64
  • In 2013, nearly half a million people (494,169) received medical care for self-inflicted injuries at emergency departments across the United States. More than one million adults self-reported a suicide attempt, and 9.3 million adults self-reported serious thoughts of suicide

Warning Signs for Suicide

Several of the warning signs match up with a variety of other mental health, psychological and addictive behaviors. Because of this, the importance of taking these signs seriously greatly increases. If you or some one you know may be exhibiting these symptoms, or having a hard time coping with stress or anxiety – there is treatment to help. Suicide treatment, self harm treatment and treatment for cutters at New Roads Behavioral Health is very successful. With a community geared towards recovery and supporting each client, transitional treatment centers can contribute to a long term recovery. Followed by a series of outpatient and aftercare programs, each client has the continued support to aid in the transition to a healthy, independent lifestyle.

Some of the most common warning signs from the American Association of Suicidology:


 I  Ideation
Substance Abuse


Mood Changes

A person in acute risk for suicidal behavior most often will show:

Warning Signs of Acute Risk:
Threatening to hurt or kill him or herself, or talking of wanting to hurt or kill him/herself; and or,
Looking for ways to kill him/herself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means; and/or,
Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide, when these actions are out of the ordinary.
American Association of Suicidology – Know the Warning Signs of Suicide

These topics are difficult to fully understand and express. The severity and intensity of the feelings for people that are experiencing hard times can be overwhelming. Treatment can lead to recovery – and life doesn’t have to be filled with these negative symptoms. The treatments for self harm and suicidal behaviors is evidence based and proven to provide results to aid in the recovery process.

The warning signs may also include symptoms for other mental health factors that are treatable. Many of these symptoms are the result of chemical imbalances. With the right skills and medical intervention, long term recovery is possible. Suicide is a permanent solution to a problem that can often become temporary. Without the correct treatment for conditions like bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and depression; individuals could live with symptoms that could be balanced with the right recovery program.

Don’t Be A Statistic – Suicide Prevention

Suicide can be prevented. Each year, more than 41,000 Americans take their own lives and more than 494,000 Americans receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention – Suicide Prevention

This sensitive topic is one that is often not discussed. Among those that have suicidal thoughts, many report not telling any of their family, friends or general practitioner. There are several risk factors that contribute to these thoughts and behaviors. For example, having a family history of suicide or if there is a history of other mental health conditions like bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia or depression, there may be in increased risk of suicidal behavior. Alcohol and drug abuse are also major risk factors that contribute to suicide. Trauma events and other hardships can contribute to suicidal behavior and substance abuse.

Protective factors buffer individuals from suicidal thoughts and behavior. Some of the protective factors researchers identified are listed below.

  • Skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, and nonviolent ways of handling disputes
  • Effective clinical care for mental, physical, and substance abuse disorders
  • Easy access to various clinical interventions and support
  • Family and community support (connectedness)
  • Cultural or religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support seeking help

Many people are uncomfortable with the topic of suicide. Too often, victims are blamed and their families and friends are left stigmatized. As a result, people rarely communicate openly about suicide. Thus, an important public health problem is left hidden in secrecy, which hinders effective prevention.
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention – Suicide Prevention

How We Can Help

The professional team at New Roads Behavioral Health encompasses a great support system of medical, psychological, psychiatric and therapeutic professionals. Men’s addiction treatment facilities can help pinpoint the exact combination of medical and psychological treatments to aid in recovery. New  Roads offers a program for men with borderline personality disorder and other substance abuse or mental health conditions called PATH (Pathways for Men). Young adults that enter this program are guided by a community of professionals and peers. With individualized treatment each client is completely supported. Likewise, Women’s addiction treatment facilities can also use methods like dual diagnosis treatment to aid in recovery. Women with borderline personality disorder are included in a treatment program called WORTH (Woman’s Road). Young adults that enter this treatment program are likely to be involved in a specialized Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; which is a research based therapy based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy includes skill building to increase awareness, mindfulness and balance for complex emotions.

With our NORTH (Road to Healing) program, we see a variety of clients. This program can offer treatment for psychosis, suicide treatment, bipolar treatment, and specialized care for other mental health concerns. For clients that have experienced situations like failure to launch, symptoms of aspergers and drug addiction; there is a treatment program that can be adjusted to fit each individual.

There is hope, we can help. Consult with our team to find the best treatment for your loved one: 888-358-8998