Today, September 10th, marks World Suicide Prevention Day.
Suicide is currently the 2nd leading cause of death among ages 15-24. Experts say suicide is a global phenomenon that claims the lives of nearly 800, 000 people every year.
Warning signs include increased use of alcohol or drugs, isolation from family & friends and increased displays of irritability, anger or depression.
If you or someone you know is struggling, know you are not alone and help is out there, including these resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Oklahoma’s Heartline Crisis Careline: 405-848-CARE