Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Holy moly! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline just took its 2 millionth call since they started operating in 2005! I knew suicide was on the rise, but I had no idea that suicide is almost twice as common as homicide! According to the latest data, there are about 34,598 suicides per year as opposed to approximately 18,361 homicides. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline takes approximately 1,800 calls per day. Think how different the numbers would be if the Lifeline didn’t exist!

In case you know someone who needs help, the number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline connects callers instantly with a trained counselor closest to the caller’s location. Oh, and of course it is available 24/7.

The Sonoma County POC gives major props to Lifeline! Want to know more? Click on the pic to read the full article!

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