Suicide in America

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25-34-year olds, the third leading cause of death among 15-24-year olds, and almost 16% of high schoolers have reported seriously considering suicide. These are just a few of the alarming statistics in this incredibly informative infographic from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

Knowledge and intervention are the best weapons against this disturbing epidemic. By educating themselves about the warning signs and resources for those who are at risk for suicide, parents, students, peers, and teachers can all work together to prevent more tragedies in their own communities.

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Suicide in America Infographic