What You Need to Know about Suicide
Author: Madison Hosier, LCPC, she/her)
Date: September 13, 2021
Suicidal thoughts can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5th-11th) is a week to raise awareness around suicide prevention, warning signs of suicide as well as de-stigmatize conversations around suicide in order to save lives.
Facts about suicide
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United Sates. According to the CDC in 2019 “suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall .. claiming the lives of over 47,500 people.” For indiviudals between the ages of 10 and 34 suicide is the second leading casue of death.
Knowing the warning signs