Touching Information: It’s National Suicide Prevention Day

It’s amazing to think of the rate of increase in suicide that has overtaken our nation in the past two decades. We have made it to a rate of about 800,000 suicides per year in the United States alone.

Some of the news over the past six months or so has come to bring about awareness of recent increase in the number of men’s suicides in our country, while there were also a great number of increased women’s suicides in 2018.

I just heard that a majority of these people actually see their primary care physician within a month of the suicide occurring, but the one thing that does not take place is communication. There is no family or friend who checks in to make sure that they are okay, looking in on someone to make sure that depression or another issue would not cause this final event. Stay in touch with those people in your life about whom you may feel some concern. It could mean a lot in the end.



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