The CDC lists suicide as the second leading cause of death for children and teenagers ages 10-24. Experts say that more teenagers and young adults die for suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease combined. There is an average of 3703 suicide attempts by high school students every day in the United States; 4 out of 5 of these teens have given clear warning signs.
In order to bring awareness to these facts and the serious impact of suicide rates in our country, September has been named National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.
The following books in our library collection deal with suicide in a way that provides perspective and solidarity to those with mental and physical illnesses that may cause a suicide attempt:
For more information on stress, anxiety, depression and suicide read the materials in Cameron's Collection, found in the Gale Database > Gale ebooks.
If you or anyone you know is in need of emergency help call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 and visit their youth webpage for more resources.
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