Monday, September 10, 2012

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Which kicks of National Suicide Prevention Week.

A few statistics:
  • Data from The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that 1 million people die every year of suicide worldwide
  • There is one death by suicide every 40 seconds
  • There are more people lost to suicide than to homicide and war combined
  • Suicide ranks as the second leading cause of death worldwide among 15-19 year olds
  • More than 100,000 adolescents die by suicide each year worldwide
  • Highest rates of suicide are among those age 75 and older
  • Up to 90% of people who take their own life have a psychiatric disorder

A few sites for information and support:

There is always help, please be brave enough to ask, you are worth it!

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