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Recognize The Signs of Suicide and Find Help and Hope


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Every 13 minutes, someone commits suicide in the U.S. In fact, suicide is the second-highest leading cause of death among 10 to 24-year-olds. It’s a serious public health issue that affects families and communities across the nation.

Its causes can be complex and involve many factors, from mental illness and abuse to violence and social isolation.

Be Aware; Listen

Service Members and US Veterans

  • Vets and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online[1], or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support.

  • Find support[2] and help for military members before, during, or after service.  

  • Take the Self-Check Quiz[3] to learn whether stress and depression might be affecting you.

Find Help

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline[4] at 1 800-273-TALK (8255) or through chat[5] eligible 24/7. You can also text a professional for help with the Crisis Text Line at 741741[6].

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, do not leave the person alone and call 911. Know and share these resources–it could save a life.

Find help 24/7 in Spanish[7] at 1-888-628-9454.

Associated links

  1. ^ chat online (www.veteranscrisisline.net)
  2. ^ Find support (www.veteranscrisisline.net)
  3. ^ Self-Check Quiz (www.vetselfcheck.org)
  4. ^ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
  5. ^ through chat (chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
  6. ^ Crisis Text Line at 741741 (www.crisistextline.org)
  7. ^ Find help 24/7 in Spanish (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

Source: Government.gov

Updated: January 25, 2018 — 1:45 pm
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