National Suicide Prevention Week

September 5, 2016

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.

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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.


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