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2-1-1/LIFE LINE Raises Awareness During National Suicide Prevention Week 2019

Sep 5, 2019


National Suicide Prevention Week 2019 is set for Sunday, September 8 through Saturday, September 14. The 17th Annual World Suicide Prevention Day is Tuesday, September 10.


  • 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness
  • Nearly 1 in 25 adults live with a serious mental illness
  • One half of all chronic mental illness starts by age 14, ¾ by age 24.
  • 90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with one suicide occurring on average every 11.7 minutes.
  • Approximately 1.1 million Americans attempt suicide each year. This translates into one suicide attempt every 28 seconds.
  • There are 3 female suicide attempts for every 1 male. Yet, there are 3.4 male deaths by suicide for every 1 female death by suicide.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds, behind only accidents.
  • 1 of every 62 is a survivor of someone they know who died by suicide (aka loss survivor).


  1. Donating and shopping at Goodwill stores in the area supports mission programs like 2-1-1/LIFE LINE.
  2. 2-1-1/LIFE LINE is here for everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support people in crisis who are struggling with thoughts of suicide.
  3. Encourage those you are concerned about or yourselves to reach out and speak with one of our experienced and compassionate tele-counselors who are here to listen and to help. Individuals can reach us through our website (, text, or call.
  4. Just dial 2-1-1 for free and confidential assistance connecting you to vital community resources.