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Suicide Prevention

$alt_escSuicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk (i.e. risk factors) and increase factors that promote resilience (i.e. protective factors). Ideally, prevention addresses all levels of influence: individual, relationship, community, and societal. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide and encourage a commitment to social change.

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For World Suicide Prevention Day 2014, WHO releases the first global report on suicide Preventing suicide: a global imperative.

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or use the online Lifeline Crisis ChatContact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

Both are free and confidential.

For more information, visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


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