National Suicide Prevention Week
Today marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and the second leading cause among 15- to 34-year-olds. Although not all suicides are preventable, treatment and support can save lives.
For more information, go to www.afsp.org and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml
If you know someone in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to everyone. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential.