September is Suicide Prevention Month

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on September is Suicide Prevention Month

Did you know that responses by 8th-, 10th- and 12th-graders on the 2012 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) show 999 (8.8%) survey respondents reported making a suicide attempt in the 12 months prior to the survey? Further, 1,629 (13.8%) of the respondents in these grades thought seriously about committing suicide during the 12 months prior to the survey (HYS 2012). Each week in Washington State, an average of two young people die by suicide and another 17 suicide attempts result in hospitalization. While these facts are disturbing, there is hope. By educating ourselves and others,...

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