September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Bridgewater, N.J. (September 3, 2013) – Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year. Every 16 minutes, someone across the United States has completed suicide.

September marks National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. During this month, many organizations such as Suicide Awareness Voice Education (SAVE), Alliance of Hope, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will join together and spread the word about suicide prevention. The main purpose of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month is to help society understand that suicide is a major problem in the United States. There will be various conferences held across the country that give people the opportunity to seek help.

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S. (homicide is the 15th). The rates have tripled since 1995. Depression is one of the leading causes to suicide; 15% of those who are clinically depressed die of suicide.

80% of people who seek treatment for depression are treated successfully!

GenPsych, P.C. provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle. GenPsych offers a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program which is a structured therapeutic treatment that emphasizes balance between acceptance and change. DBT helps reduce impulsive behaviors, such as suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disordered behavior, aggression, isolation, rumination, dissociation, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

For more information on GenPsych’s revolutionary Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, visit:

http://www.genpsych.com/programs/dialectical-behavior-therapy

About GenPsych, P.C.

Founded in 2005, GenPsych is one of New Jersey’s premiere providers of outpatient behavioral health services. GenPsych is dedicated to helping clients regain their emotional and physical health in a safe, supportive environment. With four New Jersey locations in Brick, Bridgewater, Lawrenceville, and Livingston, GenPsych’s team of elite professionals offer a continuum of high-quality mental health care and life enhancement services for each client’s specific needs. For more information on GenPsych, please visit www.genpsych.com