Suicide rates continue to climb over the last 12 years, CDC reports, “In 2013, 41,149 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In that year, someone in the country died by suicide every 12.8 minutes.” It is time we talk about it.
Ketamine has proven in a number of studies to dramatically reduce suicidal ideations. The University of Birmingham Alabama used Ketamine to treat patients with acute depression and suicidal ideations in their emergency rooms with great success. “There is a growing body of evidence that indicates that lower doses of Ketamine can reduce suicidal feelings and relieve symptoms of severe depression in a very short period of time, as little as a few hours, which makes it an extremely attractive candidate for treating acute depression,” said Richard Shelton, MD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology.
Ketamine Wellness Centers can provide infusion treatment for patients who have struggled with the thoughts of suicide and are looking for help. Call Us: 855-KET-WELL (855-538-9355).
22 Per Day
In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were committing suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes . There is hope, there is help. Ask us about our Veteran’s Discount.