At Colorado Couples and Family Therapy, we often give calls to action, ways to take a concept and apply it to improve your life. Well here’s a different call to action, a way to improve someone else’s life.
On September 24th, you can join me and many others in walking with the “Out of the Darkness” community walk to remember those we have lost and bring awareness to mental health issues so we may help those struggling with suicide.
Walk Date: 9/24/16
Walk Time: 10am-12pm
Walk Location: Coors Field (1663 Park Avenue West, Denver)
To get more info and register: afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventID=3920
Suicide, or intentionally taking one’s life, is complex; it involves psychological, social, biological, cultural, and environmental factors. People who are suicidal may talk a lot about death, with/draw from friends, give away prized possessions, become more reckless and impulsive, /or express hopelessness. (2) Suicide is preventable; talking about it does not cause someone to become suicidal, but rather, could actually save their life. 1
• Globally, there is one suicide about every 40 seconds. 2
• In the U.S., there is a suicide every 13.7 minutes. 3
• Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. 1
• Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for Americans age 15-24. 4
• Males die by suicide four times as often as females, but there are three female attempts for every male attempt. 1
1. AAS Facts about Suicide and Depression
2. WHO Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet
3. AAS 2010 Suicide Final Data
4. CDC Suicide Fact Sheet*