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Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention month. The entire month is dedicated to raising awareness, reaching out and erasing stigma. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide now accounts for more deaths than car accidents each year in the U.S. It is ranked as the 10th leading cause of death overall, but ranked as the second leading cause among young people, aged 15-24. The latest statistic from the CDC is that 41,000 American lives are lost to suicide annually.

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