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Spine injuries can lead to chronic pain, which in turn may cause feelings of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. Sadly, some people who experience these debilitating emotions admit their desire to end their own lives.

Depression

Where to turn if you are considering suicide

If you are considering committing suicide, please visit the “Suicide Help” page on the nonprofit website HelpGuide.org.

The professionals at the site instruct suicidal people to “call 1-800-273-TALK in the U.S. or visit Befrienders Worldwide to find a helpline in your country. Or talk to someone you trust, and let them know how bad things are.”

Basic facts about suicide and pain

To learn more about the relationship between suicide and pain, I contacted Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, Vice President of Research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to ask her what research shows us about the connection between the two.

See also 4 Tips to Help Cope With Chronic Pain and Depression

I asked her how we can help people who struggle with suicidal tendencies because of their chronic pain. She provided me with helpful information to share with all of our readers:

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The connection between chronic pain and suicide
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