Why We Need To Start The Conversation
Suicide completion rates have surged to a 30-year high.
On average, 132 people complete suicide in a day in the United States, totaling over 48,180 completions each year. When looking at it globally, that number climbs to over 800,000 completions each year, with more going unreported due to stigma. Every 40 seconds, someone completes suicide.
As the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death (after accidents) for people aged 10 to 34, suicide is a serious public health problem.
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