Did you know that, in the U. S., one person commits suicide every 15 minutes? Or that it's estimated that there were over 34,000 suicides in 2007?
It is believed that most individuals that have thoughts of suicide do want to live. They just feel trapped in their current situation and want to end the pain they are experiencing.
Suicidal crises tend to be brief. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved. There are services available in our community for the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviors, and their underlying causes.
Join us in supporting suicide prevention. Learn about the issues or help a suicidal person seek help. Together, we can reduce the number of suicides in our community.
In the Big Bend area, call Helpline 2 1-1 24-hours a day for free, private crisis counseling and suicide prevention assistance.
Reference: American Association of Suicidology, Understanding and Helping the Suicidal Individual Fact Sheet.
Last Updated on Thursday, August 11 2011