September is Suicide Prevention Month


September 14, 2023

Suicide is one of the nation's many health problems. Currently ranking as the second leading cause of death for ages 10-44, suicide can be prevented. In fact, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and September 10th is World Prevention Day. Individuals and organizations throughout the country, will have plans to highlight the problem of suicide and advocate for prevention.

Locally, the National Center for Health Statistics reports that in 2021, the number of deaths caused by suicide in the state of Michigan were 1,485. That may not seem like a large number but, that number,...

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