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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988  or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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'START' 741-741

Mental illness and Suicide

The strongest risk factor for suicide is depression. Although suicide is not always due to depression, in most suicide cases there was a diagnosable mental illness involved.  

Signs for Suicide

Suicide does not have one single cause. However, there are risk factors and warning signs which may increase the likelihood of an attempt. Learning them can save lives.

Suicide Facts 

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages

10-14 & 25-34. Learn more about suicide facts and statistics. 

About Suicide

Learn about mental illnesses & suicide, the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, 

and how to help prevent suicide.

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