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Yellow Ribbon - Suicide Prevention

November 9, 2009 - 5:22 PM

 

Yellow Ribbon - Suicide Prevention

The Farmont Police Department would like the community to know that suicide is an issue all communities face, and there are things that the community can do to help prevent it.  The first step is understanding that it is not just something that happens somewhere else.  Currently, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the US, and every day approximately 80 Americans take their own life, and 1500 more attempt to do so.

If you or someone you know is currently battling with depression or other mental health issues there is help.  Whether it is your medical doctor or a mental health professional they can get you started on the healing process.  It is important to remember that you are not alone depression affects more than 19 million American adults aged 18 and over each year, representing nearly 10 percent of American adults. 

Get more information on the Yellowribbon website http://www.yellowribbonmn.com/ or Facts about Suicide and Depression.

 Please remember to dial 911 for emergencies.