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    Suicide is defined as death by an act of self-infliction as an effort to end one’s life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for all ages among Americans in 2013. It is the second leading cause of death among fifteen to twenty-nine year olds globally stated by World Health Organization (2015). Suicide being ranked that high on the lists of causes for deaths is astonishing because each of those deaths was preventable.

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    Suicide is an epidemic that has taken the lives of countless people of all age groups. In the United States between 1999 and 2014, the rate of suicides has practically doubled. The frightening crisis has led to the creation of numerous suicide prevention programs offered through schools, communities, and organizations. Often, the programs are created with specific goals in mind and are meant to target certain groups of people, such as programs dedicated to increasing awareness of teen suicide. Despite

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    conducted by the World Health Organization regarding suicide, risk factors, and prevention techniques on a global scale. According to the article “Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative”, over 800,000 people die by suicide every year and there are many suicide attempts made for each known death (WHO, 2014, p. 2). Many factors contribute to this incredible number, such as the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness, access to materials used for suicide, and resources available for mental health care

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    INTRODUCTION In the past, aboriginal suicide has been addressed the same way as non-aboriginal populations in both national and provincial suicide prevention approaches (Health Canada, 2013; Hunter & Harvey, 2002; MacNeil, 2008). However, these approaches are not feasible to generalize throughout the aboriginal population since this population has an increased amount of historical trauma and ongoing issues that these strategies do not consider (Elliott-Farrelly, 2004). Many situations have occurred

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    If a person has a suicide related crisis, what should they do? A good place to start is calling 1-800-273-TALK. This is the National Suicide Helpline, and is an immediate resource to someone in crisis. Several centers around the United States maintain the helpline and provided suicide related services to their community. One of the centers in Colorado is Pueblo Suicide Prevention Center. The agency has been working with suicide related issues for over forty years and has many accomplishments. The

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    On average, about 44,193 Americans die by suicide every year and worldwide the suicide rate has gone up by 60 percent in the last 50 years. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. The most common reasons or risk factors to why people would resort to suicide are depression, bullying, hopelessness, fear, perfectionism, regrets, and etc. Over the years the suicide rate keeps increasing more and more, and the more it increases, the more people are becoming aware of the problem and are

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    Suicide is a major public health problem in the United States. As of 2015, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among all U.S. citizens (CDC, 2017). It is the 2nd leading cause among the age groups 15-24 and 25-34 and the 3rd leading cause among children 10-14, surpassing cancer (CDC, 2017). Self-directed violence is distinguished in 3 ways: suicide is death induced by self-directed violence with the intent to die; suicide attempt is non-fatal, self-directed violence with intent to die and

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    Teen Suicide is dangerous. You might think your child’s not at risk, that they are completely fine. Think again, everyone's child is at risk. Child and teen suicide is only growing and it’s increasing risk doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Teen Suicide Prevention is the way to protecting our younger generation from fighting depression. Through reminding our kids their life is worth it, the amazing Sources of Strength program, and through telling our kids the dangers of teen depression, we can resolve

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    particularly with regard to the number of teen suicides and the number of opioid prescriptions written. I was interested to see how significant these issues are in my state and I am sad to report that according to the Utah department of health (2016), Utah has the 7th highest drug overdose rate in the country, reportedly 80 percent of Heroin users started with prescription pain kills and 6 people die every week in Utah from opioid overdose (www.opidemic.org) . Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in

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    Suicide and Suicide Prevention Skylar Daehn University of Northern Iowa  Suicide and Suicide Prevention Each year over forty thousand people in the United States die from suicide (Drapeau & McIntosh, 2014). It also kills more young people in the U.S. each year than all natural causes combined (Wyman et al., 2010). Each suicide completed personally affects six other people. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem and with education and awareness, suicide rates can decline. In 2013

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