Let’s Talk…Suicide Through Community Connections
Please join MHS Behavioral Services and Solutions of Change as we celebrate Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with a Call To Action: Let’s Talk…Suicide Prevention Through Community Connections.
Every 40 seconds a person dies due to suicide amounting close to 800,000 people every year globally (World Health Organization). Many others have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has made an attempt.
Nevada has the 11th highest rate of suicide in the U.S. at 19.3 per 100,000 residents (Office of Suicide Prevention)
Suicide is the 1st leading cause of death for Nevadans ages 12-19 and 2nd leading cause of death for ages 20-44 and ranks the 2nd highest elder suicide rate in the country (Nevada Coalition of Suicide Prevention) .
The Call To Action: Join us in our mission to raise awareness of the risks of suicide, and in providing our community with the information and resources it needs to effectively take action when faced with such a crisis. For as a community joined together taking action, we can prevent suicide from taking the life of another loved one.