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Why you should speak about suicide, even when it feels uncomfortable, and how to start the conversation when you don't know where to begin.

The statistics about suicide are very shocking, and very real. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people ages 15-29, surpassed only by automobile accidents. 121 Americans die by suicide each day. 121 a day. And 93 of those people are men. Women are not without risk of suicide, though. Research tells us that the suicide rate for girls doubled between 2007 and 2015. The rate of suicide is four times greater for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, and two times greater for questioning youth compared to straight youth. 20 veterans commit suicide each day.

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