Suicide rates are on the rise, to the point of becoming a public health crisis and the second leading cause of suicide among young adults. People who commit suicide often see no end or way out of their pain except death. It is crucial to know warning signs of suicide, such as feeling trapped or like a burden, seeking access to lethal implements, deepening substance abuse, extreme despair or mood swings, talking about suicide or planning for it. There are resources out there ha may be able to help.
- Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.
- It ranks as the second as the leading cause of death among young people, aged 15-34, and it’s on the rise across all U.S. populations.
- Cultural factors, like social isolation, can make risky individuals more prone to consider suicide.
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