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Health Minute: National Suicide Prevention Month

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WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death.

The rate of suicidal ideations has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic due to increased stress and isolation., .

If you or someone you know is depressed, hopeless, and more socially isolated, reach out to a healthcare provider for help. If someone expresses thoughts of self-harm or suicide, act immediately. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free and confidential.

Or immediately go to a hospital emergency department.

More information can be found at

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