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When Major General Mark Graham spoke about suicide at a 2011 conference near Chicopee, MA called “Understanding and Preventing Suicide,” he spoke from experience. He lost his son Kevin to suicide in 2003. Now his personal mission is to confront the stigma of suicide and help highlight warning signs of depression in order to help people prevent future suicides of friends and loved ones.

According to statistics, more than 34,000 Americans die of suicide each year. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students and people ages 24 to 34, and it is the fourth-leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 to 65. One out of every five suicide victims each year is a military veteran, and approximately 20 veterans a day complete a suicide.

If you believe that someone you love in Chicopee is at a potential risk for suicide, contact us about mental health treatment options available to your family member today.

Suicide Risk Factors

Suicide is a preventable health problem that can been avoided if the individual receives appropriate care. The Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services lists some factors which indicate that an individual could have be at risk for suicide:

  • Loss of a loved one, a relationship or job
  • Family history of child abuse or neglect
  • Traumatic experiences, such as witnessing or experiencing violence
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Lack of social support
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Access to lethal means like guns and pills
  • Family history of suicide
  • A history of mental health problems
  • Barriers to accessing mental health treatment

Help Is Waiting

Getting help for someone who is suicidal drastically decreases their chances of following through on the act. If you or someone you know in Chicopee needs help coping with suicidal thoughts, please don’t wait. Call this number now to talk to someone who can help.

Chicopee Treatment Centers

505 FRONT ST,
Chicopee, MA 1013
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413-420-2222