Why take up suicide prevention? Suicide ... yeah, that S- word. It's a touchy messy , uneasy subject to discuss— but it is an issue that needs to be better address, just as if it were that super icky subject called cancer. Suicide is a major, grave health issue that affects everyone. Yes, EVERYONE. Those lost to suicide are not especially teens- but EVERYONE Every age, gender, nationality, ethnicity , color and creed.
If not YOU, you likely have a relative or friend, a friend of a friend or neighbor who has been affected directly by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S and similarly ranked in other countries. Though tough to tackle, suicide can be prevented— but only through better awareness and education, which will lead to more scientific research, advocacy efforts and resources to aid those in need.
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Support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. Remember: Suicide is preventable.
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