CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -- National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8 through September 14, 2013. During this time, Carolinas HealthCare System will continue to serve those who have had thoughts of suicide, offer assistance to loved ones who may have lost someone to suicide and educate the community at large about what needs to be done for anyone who may be at risk.
Even though people are talking about suicide more than ever before, and more access points for help are in existence, the numbers of death by suicide continue to be staggeringly high.
According to the American Association of Suicidology. someone commits suicide every 14 minutes. It is the leading cause of death for people between 15 and 24 years of age, and males are most susceptible, with suicide three to four times more likely in men of any age group as compared to women.