Ketamine for Suicide Prevention

Depressed teenage girl during depression treatment consultation

As suicide rates continue to rise in 2020, medical professionals across all medical boards are looking for a way to treat patients who suffer from mental health issues. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and genuine medical experts are looking for new ways to successfully combat the growing cases throughout the United States. Suicide rates have increased by over 25% in less than a decade, and in the year 2020, stress, anxiety, and depression directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic have made the numbers rise dramatically. In Fresno, suicides were 70% higher in June 2020 than in June 2019. The economic and social pressures this year have elevated the risks of suicide, and health officials are worried about what’s to come. … Continue reading