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2-1-1/LIFE LINE observes Suicide Prevention Week

Sep 8, 2017


National Suicide Prevention Week for 2017 is set for Sunday, September 10 through Saturday, September 16. The 15th Annual World Suicide Prevention Day is Sunday, September 10.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring on average every 11.9 minutes.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds.

The elderly make up 14.5 percent of the population, but comprise 16.6 percent of all suicides.

Approximately 1,104,825 Americans attempt suicide each year.

It is estimated that 5.1 million living Americans have attempted to kill themselves.

Every year in the United States, more than 22,018 men and women kill themselves with a gun; two-thirds more than the number who use a gun to kill another person.

An estimated 6.5 million Americans are survivors of suicide of a friend, family member, or loved one.


National Suicide Prevention Week is Sunday, September 10 through Saturday, September 16, 2017. World Suicide Prevention Day is Sunday, September 10, 2017. This year’s theme is “Take a Minute, Save a life.”


To arrange an interview or for future information, please contact Todd Pipitone at (585) 469-5699.


About 2-1-1/LIFE LINE

2-1-1/LIFE LINE, a program of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, is a 24/7/365 crisis/suicide intervention program and Information & Referral (I&R) service provider serving Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Cayuga, and Seneca counties. If you need help, Dial 2-1-1.