National Suicide Prevention Week

Posted on September 1, 2015 by JoAnne

Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6 through September 12.

The Anxiety Depression Association of America and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention conducted a public opinion poll on mental health and suicide prevention, and the results are truly encouraging.

  • Nearly all respondents think suicide is sometimes or often preventable (94 percent).
  • Adults (93 percent) would do something if someone close to them was thinking about suicide.
  • Of those that have received treatment for mental health conditions, most thought it was helpful whether it was psychotherapy (82 percent), medication (78 percent) or another form of treatment.
  • Two out of three people said they would tell someone if they were having thoughts of suicide.

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