Stand up! Get help and prevent suicide

Arkansas’ suicide rate is higher than the national average. As of 2015: National 13.26; Arkansas 19.11. You can get help and help others to lower this number.

While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, the fight against this problem is year round.

Statistics show men die by suicide 3.5 times more often than women.

And on average, there are 121 suicides per day.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Americans. 44,193 Americans die yearly due to suicide. For every one suicide, there are 25 attempts.

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There aren’t single causes for suicide. It mostly occurs when stressors exceed current coping abilities of someone suffering from a mental health condition. Depression is the most common, then there are anxiety and substance problems.

There are risk factors and warnings signs associated with suicide. One major thing to look out for when concerned someone may be suicidal is a change in behavior or presence of new behaviors.

To differentiate the levels of suicide risk, click here. A suicidal person doesn’t always ask for help, but this doesn’t mean they don’t want help.

Rivendell Behavioral Health Service, Inc. has been committed to providing the best psychiatric and behavioral healthcare, with the goal of supporting the whole family. For more information on services they provide, click here.