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External link Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Suicide 1999
Suicide is a serious public health problem. In 1996, the year for which the most recent statistics are available, suicide was the ninth leading cause of mortality in the United States, responsible for nearly 31,000 deaths.
External link Institute of Medicine Report - Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative (2002) Exit Disclaimer
Every year approximately 30,000 people die by suicide in the United States, and one million worldwide. Approximately 650,000 people yearly receive emergency treatment after attempting suicide in the United States. It is the third leading cause of death among American youths and the eleventh for Americans of all ages.
External link Reports of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
We envision a future when everyone with a mental illness will recover, a future when mental illnesses can be prevented or cured, a future when mental illnesses are detected early, and a future when everyone with a mental illness at any stage of life has access to effective treatment and supports - essentials for living, working, learning, and participating fully in the community.
External link Suicide Prevention and Depressive Disorders Exit Disclaimer
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
External link What to Do If a Friend or Relative is Suicidal Exit Disclaimer
National Mental Health Association
External link Suicide ... Read This First Exit Disclaimer
External link Understanding and Helping the Suicidal Person Exit Disclaimer
American Association of Suicidology
External link Teen Suicide Exit Disclaimer
Teens need adult guidance more than ever to understand all the emotional and physical changes they are experiencing. When teens’ moods disrupt their ability to function on a day-to day basis, it may indicate a serious emotional or mental disorder that needs attention - adolescent depression.

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