FACTS ON SUICIDE
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- Teenage suicide is preventable. When a person is depressed, they are NOT thinking, feeling, or acting the way they normally do. We must get them help, to get them back on track. We must learn what the warning signs are and who is at higher risk.
- Among young people aged 15-24, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide. The number has tripled in recent years.
- Every day in the U.S., approximately 14 young people between the ages of 15-24 die at their own hands. That's one suicide every 1 hour and 40 minutes.