From 2013 to 2017, Orange County, North Carolina experienced 66 deaths related to suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 20 and 39 and is the fourth leading cause of preventable death among those ages 40 to 64.
If you need help, call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Signs & Symptoms
We can all play a pivotal role in preventing suicide by learning to recognize the signs and symptoms:
Displaying extreme mood swings
Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
Sleeping too little or too much
Talking about being a burden to others
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live