Raising Awareness: Myths Surround Suicide


Tuesday, September 6th 2022, 4:50 pm

By: News On 6, David Prock


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Suicide is a worldwide public health crisis and that is why September is Suicide Awareness Month. In the United States, it is the 12th leading cause of death in adults and one of the leading causes of death for people ages 15 to 24.

Doctor Stevan Lahr from Family and Children's Services joined News On 6 at 4 to talk about some myths surrounding suicide.

It is our policy to provide resources for anybody considering self-harm when reporting about a situation involving suicide or a suicide attempt. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. To speak with a certified listener, call 1-800-273-8255.

The Veterans Crisis Line and Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) connect veterans and service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Crisis Text Line is a texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HELLO to 741741. It is free, available 24/7, and confidential.



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