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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., with over 48,000 Americans dying by suicide each year.
American Association of Suicidology President, Dr. Jonathan Singer, and CEO Colleen Creighton join us to take a closer look at the issue. We talk about some of the contributing factors to suicide – including access to firearms – as well as the need for more timely data. You’ll also hear why the number of suicides is likely underreported.
If you are thinking about suicide, or worried about a friend or loved one, or need support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “HELLO” to 741741. If you live in the New River Valley, call NRVCS crisis services at 540-961-8400.
Resources mentioned in this episode (and more):
American Association of Suicidology website –
http://www.suicidology.org

Six Feet Over – http://www.sixfeetover.org

“Not OK” app – http://www.notokapp.com

Alliance of Hope: Suicide Loss Survivors – http://www.allianceofhope.org

GoGuardian: Safe Digital Learning for Schools – http://www.goguardian.com

Asking Saves website – http://www.askingsaves.org

Asking Saves Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/askingsaves

Lock & Talk Virginia – http://www.lockandtalk.org

Sponsor Information:
Teen Connections –
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/pla…

Contact: Malinda Britt, PPSAT Community Health Educator Malinda.Britt@ppsat.org / (540) 315-2130