Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. But it doesn't have to be. We can all help by educating ourselves on suicide — and helping friends and loved ones take care of their mental health.
We asked Charles Westfall, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, to share suicide warning signs, risk factors and prevention tips. Together we can shed light on this too-common issue, and potentially help save a life.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, seek help as soon as possible. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.
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