Calendar Date:
Monday, September 5, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, September 11, 2016 (All day)

National Suicide Awareness Week

September 5 through 11 is National Suicide Awareness Week.  To build awareness and work toward preventing suicide, and suicide attempts, the Deschutes County Suicide Prevention Alliance and community partners are coordinating several activities throughout September.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in Oregon. In Deschutes County, approximately 29 people die by suicide each year. It is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring on average, every 13.3 minutes. Early recognition of warning signs and early intervention can save lives. The activities planned for this week will assist our community to address this important issue.

Attend one or more of these opportunities listed below to support suicide survivors in our community, and to learn more about how to help yourself or someone you love.