Suicide is a leading cause of death for Kentuckians.
64% of Kentuckians know at least one person who has attempted or died by suicide.
33.8% consider themselves to be a suicide survivor (who has lost a loved one or close friend to suicide). Experts believe most suicidal people don't want to die, they just want to end their pain. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved.1
The workplace can play a vital role in the prevention of suicide. Please take the time to read this slide presentation that offers important information on the role co-workers can play in the prevention of suicide.
Suicide Prevention (Co-workers Prespective) Presentation
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and practices for professionals.
If you have lost someone to suicide, along with KEAP support, additional resources are available
1 Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group, http://www.kentuckysuicideprevention.org/