Suicide Prevention

tide pool photoBecause of all of the media attention Robin William’s and other recent celebrity suicides have attracted, it is an excellent time to focus on sharing as many resources as possible about how to address these issues and save lives.  The National  Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is a public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. According to their annual report, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans, the 2nd leading cause of death for adults ages 25-34, and the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24. I am fortunate that my daughter survived her suicide attempt and hope that through education and awareness, these statistics can be greatly reduced so that nobody has to endure such a loss.

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