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Recognize The Signs of Suicide and Find Help


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Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people between the ages of 15 to 34 in the United States, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).[1] The report revealed an increase in suicides in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. Suicide is 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 social isolation and depression, but relationship problems and substance misuse are also frequent reasons.

Immediate Help

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline[2] at 1 800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255[3]) or through chat[4] eligible 24/7. You can also text a professional for help with the Crisis Text Line at 741741[5].

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[6] at 1-888-628-9454[7].

Be Aware; Listen

Every 13 minutes, someone commits suicide in the U.S. There are ways to identify signs and make an approach if you suspect a friend or loved one is considering suicide

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Post Associated links

  1. ^ Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (www.cdc.gov)
  2. ^ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
  3. ^ 1-800-273-8255 (www.usa.gov)
  4. ^ through chat (chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
  5. ^ Crisis Text Line at 741741 (www.crisistextline.org)
  6. ^ Find help 24/7 in Spanish (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
  7. ^ 1-888-628-9454 (www.usa.gov)
  8. ^ 1-800-273-8255 (www.usa.gov)
  9. ^ chat online (www.veteranscrisisline.net)
  10. ^ Find support (www.veteranscrisisline.net)
  11. ^ Self-Check Quiz (www.vetselfcheck.org)

Source: Government.gov

Updated: June 8, 2018 — 3:45 pm
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