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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2006 is Stop a Suicide Day, designed to raise awareness about suicide. Youth suicide is a major public health problem in the United States. In the past two decades the teen suicide rate (between youth 15-19) has increased by 6%. For teens ages 10-14 the suicide rate has increased more than 100%! In fact suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth. It is important that youth get services they need when in crisis. Help raise awareness about this important health topic by participating in awareness events on September 10.