Suicide Awareness

SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE
 
If you are thinking about suicide, or anyone you know is displaying warning signs, get help by calling:
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
 
Currently, suicide is the third leading cause of death of adolescents between the ages of 15-24. There is one completed suicide every 15 minutes in the United States--100 per day, 34,000 per year. Hillsborough has experienced a statistically significant number of confirmed suicides over the last 15 years. 
 
Hillsborough Township Public Schools actively educates students about suicide in an age-appropriate manner, but the issue is broader than our schools. We must bring education and awareness to the community at large. BoroSAFE's (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) goal is to raise community awareness that suicide is preventable and resources are available.

Suicide Prevention/Awareness Videos:

For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
Suicide: The Ripple Effect
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