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You Can Play a Role in Preventing Suicide

Beth Hess - Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Did you know, that in the US:

  • Suicides consistently outnumber homicides
  • In recent years the suicide rate has increased
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for American youth ages 15-19 and the third leading cause for youth ages 10-24
  • 49% of people struggling with gambling disorder have thoughts of committing suicide

During this, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we’re sharing resources and action steps you can take to play a role in preventing suicide.

Out of Darkness Walks are happening around the state to increase awareness and raise funds that will allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss. Find a walk in your community.

 

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