Suicide is the act of taking one’s own life. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of approximately 47,000 Americans each year.
“Suicidal behavior” refers to talking about or taking actions related to ending one’s own life. Suicidal thoughts & behaviors should be considered a psychiatric emergency.
If you or someone you know is exhibiting either, please seek immediate assistance from a healthcare provider, or using the resources we have available here at Suicide-Free.org.
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Providing 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.