Challenge the Storm is not certified to provide professional medical advice, and does not attempt to diagnose any mental health condition. This article presents various warning signs, that should be used to identify possible risks. An evaluation should be sought from a mental health professional in order to receive a proper diagnosis.
Understanding mental illness and learning how to identify those in need, including those who may be fighting thoughts of suicide, is becoming increasingly important. As the number who suffer from mental illness, and as the rate of suicide increases, we must continue to become more educated about the issues so many of us face. This education is a vital asset; it allows you to recognize a friend in need, and to spring into action if, and when, the need arises. Are you prepared?