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How Can You Stop a Suicide?

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. The first step toward stopping this devastating and preventable public health problem involves taking the topic out of the closet and facing it head on. Read More

Alarming rate for Suicide

There is an alarming rate for people that have attempted suicide or thought about suicide. The warning signs seem so simple in that some people may comment that their situation is hopless only because they want to give up not necessarily kill themselves. The simplicity of these warning signs will often be missed by someone because they will not take the person seriously. No warning sign should go unnoticed or discussed. These signs are real and more education and training will help those in need of someone to talk to and get the proper treatment.

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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and the Director of Research and Education for the Glendon Association.

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