University of Arizona launches Suicide Prevention Initiative website

In the first week, officials say they are seeing visitors spending 22 minutes per session on the site.

Taking a step toward destigmatizing mental health and suicide prevention is the goal of the University of Arizona’s new Suicide Prevention Initiative website.

One person dies every eleven minutes by suicide, according to the CDC.

But the number of people who think about or have attempted suicide in much higher. During the first year of the pandemic, suicide was the second leading cause of death in the 10-14 and 25-34 age groups.

Because of the increased need for mental health resources, the university is opening up the conversation about suicide prevention with a new tool.

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