Depression, Harris, American Foundation discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast

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You know, you can of course, if you're the parent, you're going to want to lead them than to mental health professional at least to their pediatrician at that point, depending on the relationship, you can at least encourage them that take the stigma out of seeking help especially from a mental health professional talk about it. If you've had there before things like that. We're doing a pretty good job with Stig. My no one's very concerned about that. But in most particular people, anyway, I think that the celebrities talking about their own therapies and naming their traditions and things I think about a long lot the when I started practicing medicine, it's a lot different now. But there are certain populations. It's still resist resist resist. Yeah. And and you know, there's kind of layers to it as well. I totally agree. And it's it's an amazing thing that like stigma has gone down so much and attitudes have opened up. We did a Harris poll at the American Foundation for suicide prevention found that ninety four percent of Americans feel that mental health is equally or more important in their lives than their physical health. So all these things, but what what I'm seeing is that that doesn't necessarily translate into knowing what to do kind of like, the finer points of mental health literacy, and how to live it out and really kind of walk the walk. Let's talk about the. Well, how do you wanna proceed? My next story instinct is going to the. Conditions associated with suicide. I can't I don't think we can avoid that. Yeah. Go ahead. You start that topic? Sure. Well, we know that they're a number of risk factors that are pretty prominent and sort of the most common ones, the the key. Takeaway with suicide risk is that there isn't any one cause for suicide it you could say that mental health conditions or mental health struggles are sort of a necessary but insufficient risk factor. Because of course, thank goodness there. One in four Americans have a mental health condition, and the vast majority don't die by suicide. Don't even attempt, you know, may never struggle with suicidal thoughts. So there have to be other conditions that come into play. I mean among the mental health condition. Genetics play significant. Absolutely. Oh my goodness. Yes. I mean, there are more. The science is really shining a light on genetics not only for mental health problems. But even for suicides the civically. Yep. And certain medication or even certain conditions there things that can be associated with suicidality. We don't think about as being associated with with that. Well, that's right. I mean, for example, chronic pain, and even just general chronic medical conditions win that when the person begins to suffer, you know, with depression with hopelessness, the heart disease, chronic pain, autoimmune condition, many of the person's mental health down, whether they have, you know, genetic.

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