Mental Health Conditions and Suicide
For far too long, we have been placing our minds on the back burner. Scientific research has come a long way, with discoveries into the causes, treatments, and cures for many diseases. This is a wonderful thing. We now have sound treatments for heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and many other conditions deemed ‘physical’. However, we have left out the one organ that controls all of the other organs. This is the brain. I’m not speaking about treating brain tumors and other ‘physical’ conditions. I’m speaking of something far more elusive; the mind.
Much has been talked about in the realm of situational and environmental causes for mental health conditions. However, not much light has been shed onto the biological factors and genetic causes for these diseases. We must explore the ‘science behind’ mental health conditions and suicide. When we take a serious look into the roots of these disabling conditions, we just might be able to end the suffering.
We must place far more focus into researching the brain. Why has it taken us so long ?