This week is suicide prevention week. The problem is much more serious than many realize.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS Leading Causes of Death Reports, in 2017:
- Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,000 people.
- Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34.
- There were more than twice as many suicides (47,173) in the United States as there were homicides (19,510).
But not everyone...