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USAGov: Recognize The Signs of Suicide and Find Help

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people between the ages of 15 to 34 in the United States, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The report revealed an increase in suicides in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. Suicide is a serious public health issue that affects families and communities across the nation.

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Its causes can be complex and involve many factors, from mental illness and abuse, to social isolation and depression, but relationship problems and substance misuse are also frequent reasons.

Immediate Help

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 800-273-TALK (8255) or through chat available 24/7. You can also text a professional for help with the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, do not leave the person alone and call 911. Know and share these resources--it could save a life.

Find help 24/7 in Spanish at 1-888-628-9454.

Be Aware; Listen

Every 13 minutes, someone commits suicide in the U.S. There are ways to identify signs and make an approach if you suspect a friend or loved one is considering suicide

Service Members and Veterans

USAGov is a federal program that guides you to tips and tools in English and in Spanish from hundreds of government agencies, departments, and programs. We make it easier for you to find answers you can trust about government information and services--online, by phone, e-mail or chat, and in print.


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