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National Suicide Prevention Week

September 4th through the 11th is National Suicide Awareness Week, as we observe this week, we look at the staggering statistics of suicide in the US.

    • Suicide is the leading cause of death for adolescents.
    • Male adolescents are more likely to commit suicide.
    • Guns are the top method of suicide followed by suffocation.

 

What can be done to help prevent suicide?

    • Family and friend support.
    • Raised self-esteem.
    • No access to firearms or other lethal weapons.
    • Therapy and counseling.

 

For more information from the American Association Of Suicidology click HERE.