Suicide Prevention

Suicide: A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

Suicide Statistics

  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the world ends their own life
  • Due to the stigma surrounding suicide, it is suspected that suicide generally is underreported
  • In 2016, the CDC released data showing that the suicide rate in the U.S. had hit a 30-year high
  • The annual U.S. suicide rate increased 24% between 1999 and 2014
  • It is the second leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 34
  • The largest increases were among women aged 60 to 64, with rates rising 60 percent
    then men in their fifties, with rates rising nearly 50 percent

Suicide Aftermath

“For Love’s sake, we must never stop trying to know the unknowable”

Hope in Moving on After we Lose Someone We Love
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