Help is Here! Suicide Prevention & Mental Wellness
Suicide is a health epidemic: it's the second leading cause of death among 25 to 34 year olds and third for ages 15 to 24 (CDC). We can help prevent suicide by learning about and destigmatizing mental health. Suicide prevention begins by building awareness of: risk factors, warning signs, and symptoms; effective communication approaches; and the many helpful available resources. There is no one single cause for suicide, but it most often occurs when stressors exceed coping ability, especially among those suffering from untreated depression or other mental health concerns (AFSP). In 2015, House Bill 28 (Anielski, R-Walton Hills, OH) was signed into law, requiring public higher education institutions to develop and implement a policy to advise students and staff on suicide prevention programs. We hope you find the information provided here helpful and pass the word.
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