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How common is suicide?

Almost one million lives are lost yearly due to suicide, which translates to 3,000 suicide deaths every day. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end his or her life.

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5 Suicide Risk Factors You Need to Know About
5 Suicide Risk Factors You Need to Know About
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How to Spot These Subtle Warning Signs of Suicide
How to Spot These Subtle Warning Signs of Suicide
Updated on March 10, 2021 at 11:30am EST. More than 48,000 people took their own lives in 2018, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death overal...
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Why should I take my loved one's suicide attempt seriously?
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We should all take someone's suicide attempt seriously. Having a history of suicide attempt(s) place...
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Why do I have suicidal thoughts?
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