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Can mental illness ever lead to death?

Can mental illness ever lead to death?

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Asked by G. Horace, Last updated: Sep 15, 2021

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Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson
Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Dec 20, 2018

Yes, there are some people who think that mental illness is a joke. They assume that mental illness is something that people just say in order to get out of their current predicament or to become better understood by people. This is not the case at all.

A lot of people who suffer from mental illness may not even know why they are feeling that way. Some people are seen partying a few hours before they commit suicide. There are things that are going through in people’s minds that other people will not know anymore. People are still treating it lightly when in fact, this is a serious thing that should be addressed so it will not lead to more deaths anymore.

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Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson
Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Jul 17, 2018

There are a lot of people who have died or have killed themselves because of mental illness. There are some reports of people who are bipolar who may be having the time of their lives one moment, and jumping from buildings the next. A lot of people who are depressed may also feel that their lives are not worth living anymore.

They would end up trying to find ways to effectively kill themselves. Yes, mental illness can cause death but sometimes, it can also be because of accidents. Some people who are not in their right minds may try some activities that are unsafe. They may end up getting killed in the process.

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