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Suicide Prevention

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), someone takes their own life every 40 seconds. That’s about 800,000 people worldwide every year. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 29 and for every suicide, there are as many as 40 attempted suicides. The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with increasing numbers of mental health challenges. Younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation. Help to prevent suicide: take time to listen, create supportive workplaces, help people find support, and support people bereaved by suicide.



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