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By taking this pledge, you are making a commitment to increase awareness of mental health issues in general and prevent suicide for all Americans.
Find the link to the Pledge here: Take the Pledge | REACH to Prevent Suicide
Suicide is a national public health challenge that causes tremendous pain for individuals, families and communities across the country.
• On average, 132 Americans die by suicide each day accounting for 47,173 suicide deaths in 2017.
• The number of Veteran suicides has exceeded 6,000 each year from 2008-2017.
• Suicide is also the 10th leading cause of death among all ages and the 2nd leading cause of death among those ages 10-34 in the United States.
On March 05, 2019, the President signed Executive Order 13861, known as The
President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (or
PREVENTS) calling for the development of a comprehensive plan to empower Veterans
and end suicide through coordinated suicide prevention efforts, prioritized research
activities, and strengthened collaboration across the public and private sectors.
Research shows that for every suicide, 135 people are personally affected — families,
friends, co-workers, and community members — which means in any given year, up to
6.3 million people are directly affected by suicide. By taking this pledge, you are making a commitment to increase awareness of mental health issues in general and prevent suicide for all Americans.
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