Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) Increases the Risk of Suicide

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Brain injury can increase the risk of suicide in those affected, which unfortunately many traumatic brain injury articles seem to ignore.

Because of this even the mild traumatic brain injury treatment usually involves some form of anti-depressant. Traumatic brain injury symptoms include losing consciousness from a hit. Afterwards the person may experience headaches, vomiting, dizziness, uneven pupil size, lack of motor coordination, nausea, loss of balance, lightheadedness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, bitter taste in the mouth, lack of energy or fatigue, and drastic changes in the sleeping pattern. The person may also have trouble paying attention, processing things, and coordination. Even the mildest consequence of traumatic brain injury should be taken seriously, since they may lead to a suicide attempt.

According to traumatic brain injury books those with recent concussions are more than 3x more likely to commit suicide than a similar person in the general population. Concussions have been linked to clinical depression which eventually leads the person to attempt killing themselves. The highest risk group among those with concussions for suicide is in the 22-59 age group. But the traumatic brain injury in children can be a problem too and shouldn’t be ignored. Those who suffer from traumatic brain injury seizures are especially at risk.

Most people tend to ignore suicide as a potential threat because they think it’s not a threat. In reality, more than 1.1 million people attempt killing themselves every single year in United States. In fact, 1 out of 14 Americans knows someone who killed themselves last year alone. Worldwide the problem is even worse, since there are close to 20 million suicide attempts happening worldwide every year. To put that in terms you can visualize, just imagine the entire population of Australia trying to kill themselves every single year. As you can see suicide is a real threat, and those with conscious are at a very high risk of attempting suicide.

So if you know someone who suffered a concussion(“no matter how mild the brain injury  is”) you need to learn all the potential suicide warning signs, so that you can save that person’s life if they become suicidal.

If you yourself suffered a concussion(even if you think you are “fine”), you need to provide a suicide warning signs guide to someone who you see on a daily basis(a parent, a spouse, a friend), so that they can help save your life if you start feeling suicidal.

Click here [http://suicidewarningsigns.net] to get the most comprehensive guide on suicide prevention with 200+ suicide warning signs [http://suicidewarningsigns.net].

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