May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental health issues and the importance of seeking help. Mental illness is a serious issue that affects millions of people every year. According to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world faces mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, many people suffering from mental illness fail to not seek help, leading to negative consequences such as suicide.
Mental Health, Mental Illness & Suicide
At Foothill Funeral, we understand the impact that mental illness can have on individuals and their loved ones. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It can leave family and friends struggling to cope with profound loss. It is important to recognize the signs of mental illness and to seek help if you or a loved one is struggling.
One of the most important things to remember is that mental illness is not a personal failure or weakness. It is a medical condition that requires professional treatment, just like any other illness. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there are resources available to help.
Coping with the Loss of a Loved One Who Suffers from Mental Health Issues
One way to cope with the loss of a loved one who suffered from mental illness is to seek support from others who have experienced similar losses. Support groups and counseling can provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving and healing. Additionally, take care of yourself during this difficult time. This may involve engaging in self-care activities such as exercise, spending time with loved ones, or seeking professional help.
Note the Mental Health Precursors to Suicide:
- Talking about suicide or death
- Making plans or preparations for suicide
- Withdrawing from social activities
- Changing behavior, mood, or sleep patterns
If you or someone you know is exhibiting these warning signs, it is important to seek help immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 and can provide support and resources. The number is 1-800-273-8255.
At our funeral home, we support individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to mental illness or suicide. We understand that grief is a difficult journey, and we are here to provide support and guidance during this time.
Mental Health Awareness Month is an important time to raise awareness about mental health issues and the importance of seeking help when needed. At Foothill Funeral, we understand the impact that mental illness can have on individuals and their loved ones, and we are here to provide support and guidance during difficult times. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness or coping with the loss of a loved one, please reach out for help. Remember, you are not alone.
About Foothill Funeral & Cremation in Glendora, California
Funeral directing is a unique job. The reason we enjoy it is because we love helping families during their time of need. Drop by our Glendora showroom any time. In Covina, our relationship with Sacred Heart Chapel is the perfect place for mourners to host funerals and memorial services in a grandiose yet intimate setting. We proudly serve the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Basin, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. Working in the mortuary industry since 1996, we have worked hard to build a reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust. Please allow us to help you at your time of need or in the future. Call today (626) 335-0615 or drop by our showroom.