Did you know that asking one question may help SAVE LIVES! Suicide is a phenomena that touches more than the person who takes his or her own life. So don’t be afraid to ask the question: Are you thinking about suicide?
Over 3 times as many people die by suicide in Virginia annually than by homicide. On average, one person dies by suicide every eight hours in this state. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34 in Virginia.
In most cases there are warning signs. Be a concerned family member, friend or neighbor and learn what to look for if someone appears in distress.
*statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention