Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Here Are Some Local Resources for Suicide Prevention

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HISTORIC TRIANGLE — For a subject that affects nearly every segment of society around the world, suicide is still a difficult subject for many people to broach. To help remove the stigma and raise awareness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness made September, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2019, 47,511 Americans died by suicide and there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

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