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Suicide

According to the CDC, suicide rates in the U.S. increased 28% from 1999-2016. The grim math works out to one suicide every 12 minutes.

In New York City, suicides rates are on the rise for women. It's the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Those 85 and older have the highest rate of suicide of all adults.

The terrible of loss of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade reminds us what a formidable foe depression is. Imagine if you were coughing up blood and your brain concluded 'no point in going to the emergency room.' That's the subversion of depression. Help is out there, but a depressed person may not be able to seek it.

If there is a person with depression in your life, and there almost certainly is, here are some ideas on how to help them with their struggle. And if the person in your life can't reach out to one of the organizations below, call one of them yourself for guidance. Most people don't commit suicide during the holidays or in the winter. The suicide rate is at its highest in spring.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800.273.8255


NYC Well, 888.692.9355, text WELL to 65173


Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741


The Trevor Project, 866.488.7386, provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth


Thrive NYC offers Mental Health First Aid training.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


JED's mission is to protect the emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults.


National Alliance on Mental Illness, NY state chapter


Suicide Prevention Resource Center








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