Suicide Prevention: Ask the Question

Steven Boyd, producer/director, for Henrico County TV filmed this video focused on suicide loss survivors and suicide attempt survivors and how we can prevent suicide. It’s very well done.

In this video:

Suicide and Mental Health Facts

  • Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US
  • In Virginia, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds
  • Every 8 hours, a person dies by suicide in Virginia
  • Thirty percent of LGBTQ people have attempted suicide in the past year
  • Virginia ranks 46th for treating childhood mental illness and 49th for treating childhood major depression

What’s a teen to do?

Author: Anne Moss Rogers

I am the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am President of Beacon Tree Foundation, advocates for youth mental health as well as a writer and public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. I was a marketing professional for years prior to losing my son and co-owned a digital marketing firm.

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