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Progress and Hope in the Fight Against Suicide | Healthiest Communities Health News
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Progress and Hope in the Fight Against Suicide | Healthiest Communities Health News

Suicide is among the top causes of death in the United States today, and for some groups, the crisis is particularly acute.The terrible toll that suicide takes on our society is immense. To put it in perspective, in 2020 alone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an estimated 12.2 million people in the U.S. seriously considered suicide, 3.2 million made a plan and 1.2 million made an attempt on their own lives. That same year, nearly 46,000 people died by suicide – roughly one person every 11 minutes.Data also shows that suicide was the second-leading cause of death among individuals aged 10 to 34 in 2020. As a father of three children – all of whom fall in this age group – this statistic hits home, and highlights a crisis we must help our young people overcome.The ...