Absolutely spot on.
According to some statistics, people with Bipolar disease are 60% more likely to attempt suicide than the general population. And they are much more likely to have multiple attempts. And of those who do try, approximately 30% of them will eventually be successful.
Bipolar Disorder has the highest mortality rate of all the other mental illnesses combined.
So why is that?
In my opinion, there are a number of reasons as to why this is. Nothing scientific or heavily researched, just my own views formed from a lifetime of observation and experience. I think one of these reasons is the severity of the illness. Bipolar disorder can be a life consuming condition. The depressive episodes can render one completely incapacitated; unable to work, keep up with daily responsibilities, or even care for themselves. Manic episodes can create extreme financial hardship, loss of jobs, and serious legal trouble. And that is…
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