Preventing Suicide

By: Amy Jones
By: Amy Jones

Health experts estimate that every two hours and six minutes, one more child including those under the age of 15, takes their own life.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the people most at risk for suicide include those who have attempted it in the past, those who have a family history of suicide and those who have experienced violence.

Also at risk are those who feel socially isolated or have moved around many times in their lives. If you suspect a teenager or anyone is thinking about committing suicide, health experts say you do not need to wait, or it could be too late.

If you need help, you can call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE. You can also go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site.


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