National Suicide Prevention Week 2018
Take Action – Prevent Suicide – Save Lives
September 9th – 15th is National Suicide Prevention Week. It is a time to bring awareness to one of the nation’s leading cause of death.
An American dies by suicide every 11.7 minutes. In 2016 we lost nearly 45,000 people to suicide across the country, costing the United States $69 billion. Annually there are 1.3 million suicide attempts in the United States.
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
- For every suicide there are 25 suicide attempts.
- 1 in 5 people who die by suicide are Veterans
- Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death
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