Officials take steps to simplify suicide prevention call

by Jayna Smith

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States. Three years ago, for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, it was the second leading cause of death, and for individuals between the ages of 35 and 54, it was the fourth leading cause of death.

The nation will observe Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 8-14 this year.

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