"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)
There are many different sources for these statistics and that is why some data does not seem congruent. Studies were done at different times using different methods, in different parts of the world. Here is what matters to us:
Today 121,000,000 people are struggling with depression. It is estimated that 15% of the populations will struggle with severe anxiety in their lifetime and 10% currently are fighting the battle.
There is a suicide every 40 SECONDS and a suicide attempt every 4 SECONDS.
An important step in the recovery process is to ACCEPT that you are sick, and at the same time understand that what you are experiencing has been felt by millions of others. Review the statistics below and you will see that many people have battled the same struggles that you are going through. These statistics could help you frame the lens that you view your recovery through. History is filled with successful people who learned to manage their mental struggles and lead very fulfilling lives. Unfortunately, that statistics below on suicide tell the other side of the story. Please SEEK professional help and ACCEPT that you are sick. Then you can work on getting well with RELENTLESS PURSUIT!