US: One Every 13 Minutes

Problem

With 40 thousand every year, Americans commit suicide every 13 minutes, according to newly released figures. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, developing suicide prevention through research and advocacy,

One person dies by suicide every five hours in New York. Over twice as many people die by suicide in New York annually than by homicide. Suicide cost New York a total of $1.8 billion of combined lifetime medical and work loss cost in 2010, or an average of $1.1 million per suicide death. Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death overall in New York.

How do you remember the Warning Signs of Suicide?

WARNING SIGNS: IS PATH WARM?

I Idea
S Substance Abuse

P Purposelessness
A Anxiety
T Trapped
H Hopelessness

W Withdrawal
A Anger
R Recklessness
M Mood Changes

http://www.suicidology.org/