Suicide represents one of the most frequent causes of death in the United States. Numerous factors have been associated with suicidal attempts and completion, including substance use, mental illness, or a severely stressful event. With any mental health status, individuals should consult with a medical provider or counseling professional. While marijuana has been shown to assist with anxiety, it has concurrently been shown to prompt or facilitate other aspects of mental illness such as paranoia and loss of motivation. Suicide represents a multi-faceted concept, consisting of sociological, familial, and interpersonal concepts. Research is ongoing regarding this topic. This section seeks to address suicide as an individual construct. However, other topics such as anxiety and depression will also be addressed.
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