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September is Suicide Awareness Month

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Suicide takes life without regard to age, income, education, social standing, race, or gender. Overall , suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans, the 2nd leading cause of death for adults ages 25 - 34, and the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24.

Here in Lane County, the suicide rate is over 50 % greater than the U.S. national average. Roughly 80 people die by suicide in the county each year. Over 75% of these deaths occur among men and one out of four deaths by suicide is a veteran.

The attachment provides links and resources.

2018Press Release for Suicide Awareness Month.pdf144.71 KB