Suicide is a major public health problem. In recent years it has become the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for over 38,000 deaths in 2010. An average of one person every 13.7 minutes takes their own life, according to the American Association of Suicidology.
We lose on average 73 people a year to suicide in Northeast Indiana. To do our part in trying to save more of those 73 people, Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana is involved in suicide prevention efforts in this region.