A little bit of stress is good for you. It can help keep you focused and motivated to meet a deadline at work or safe in situations when your fight-or-flight response kicks in. The problem is that many people experience prolonged or chronic stress which can take a toll on the way you feel.
Everyone can make a contribution to preventing suicide and helping spread suicide awareness. Preventing suicide requires the efforts of many. Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention.
People suffering might feel a sense of crippling fear even when there’s no present threat. One small trigger can bring back all of the horror surrounding the initial trauma making it hard to function. PTSD affects around 8 million people a year in the US alone. Those who suffer have been far misunderstood because of the stigma surrounding mental health.