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.

Please click here to visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website for more information regarding National Suicide Prevention Week and #StopSuicide.

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