September 25, 2022

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide prevention month. While it is still considered a “taboo” subject, its important to talk about what so many people experience. Its a lot more common than you would think. From 2000 to 2020 more than 800,000 people died by suicide, 78.7% of that being males. Suicide is the twelfth leading cause of death as of 2020, according to the CDC. Overall deaths have been 45,979. This can affect all ages and groups of people.

Graph of suicide rates for males

With effort being put out and more awareness and acceptance, we can all put a stop to loneliness and the thoughts of suicide.  

Call or text “9-8-8” if you or someone you know is struggling or in a crisis.  

Sources: 

https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/suicide-prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/suicide/index.html