When stressors exceed current coping abilities of a woman suffering, she may feel her only option left is suicide. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Depression affects women twice the rate of men. Many factors in women may contribute to depression, such as developmental, reproductive, hormonal, genetic and other biological differences (e.g. premenstrual syndrome, childbirth, infertility, and menopause).
About Suicidal Ideation
While males are 4 times more likely than females to die by suicide, females attempt suicide 3 times as often as males. Women also experience a much higher rate of suicidal ideation or thoughts. Just thinking about suicide can be a very isolating and scary experience. A woman thinking about suicide can feel ashamed or embarrassed and may not seek the help she needs.
Suicide is not an illness. Suicide is the result of another illness left untreated for far too long.
If you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide or are not sure where to turn for help, there are several free and confidential resourced for you to receive the help you need.
If This is an Emergency
If you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911), contact a mental health professional, or call and talk to someone at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).
- National Hopeline Network: 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (273-8255) For hearing and speech impaired with TTY equipment: 1.800.799.4TTY (779-4889) Español:1.888.628.9454
- National Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422-4453)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (799-7233)
- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1.800.656.HOPE (656-4673)
- The Trevor Project: 1.866.4.U.TREVOR (488-7386)
Find Treatment or Counseling
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Counseling Services Locator
- American Psychological Association: Counseling Services Locator
- Befrienders Worldwide: Counseling Services Locator
- American Association of Christian Counselors: Christian Counseling Service Locator
- Department of Veterans Affairs: Resource Locator for Veterans
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA): Substance Abuse Treatment Locator
When reaching out to treatment providers, we always encourage people to begin by connecting with resources from licensed mental health providers. While we believe in the power and efficacy of treatment, you are responsible for interviewing and selecting the provider or treatment. As we do not provide treatment services, the Gia Allemand Foundation cannot accept responsibility for any of the services provided by these or any other providers. We are not a 24-hour helpline, nor are we trained mental health professionals. We hope to serve as a bridge to help.