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Estimates say that around 20% of people who suffer from bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and as many as 50% of all people with the illness may attempt suicide at least once in their lives. Here are resources and information relating to this topic.
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Congressional Bill for Suicide Prevention
On July 8, 2004, The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act passed the Senate and is now before the House of Representatives, which advocates are urging to be passed before the summer recess of Congress. This bill was introduced by Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon in memory of the son he lost to suicide last September.

How to Know When to Call Your Psychiatrist
Steps for learning the warning signs that mean you should call your psychiatrist.

In Remembrance
On the day when the United States remembers its war dead, we remember the people who lost the war with manic depression and committed suicide.

Red Flags III - Warning Signs of Suicide
These red flags are the warning signs that a person may be planning suicide. People with bipolar disorder or manic depression often exhibit suicidal behavior.

Spalding Gray - Bipolar Actor and Author
Author and Actor Spalding Gray disappeared January 10, 2004, and his body was pulled from the East River in New York on March 7, 2004. Suffering from bipolar disorder, Gray undoubtedly committed suicide. His family has gone through a nightmare waking nightmare. Don't put your own family through this kind of hell!

American Association of Suicidology
The American Association of Suicidology recognizes the importance of social support in the wake of suicide. If you are in need of support, please search our database for a support group in your area.

Suicide and Suicidal Behavior
From Health A-Z, comprehensive information including causes, treatment, prognosis and prevention.

Survivors of Suicide
Time heals all wounds is not necessarily true for survivors of suicide. Time is necessary for healing, but time is not enough. Shared feelings enrich and lead to growth and healing.

Survivor Groups
It can be so powerful to connect with other survivors. And, such a relief to be able to talk openly about suicide with people who really understand. The most common way this sharing occurs is through survivor support groups. These groups provide a safe place where survivors can share their experiences and support each other.

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