By Melissa Johnson Williams

This week we have heard about two prominent figures that committed suicide.  A sobering statistic reveals that there are approximately 121 suicide deaths each day in the US. As articles poured in about the statistics, we find that it continues to increase over time.

Chronic depression and anxiety are sited by experts as causes of this increase in suicide deaths. For survivors, suicide leaves scars that may never heal. Every time we hear a new story about these deaths, we see a renewed abundance of advice about how to help. Here is just one of the hundreds of articles that have appeared this week.

For more information please visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  It is a resource for all of us to use and share to help end this health crisis.


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