Suicide is preventable. It is the tenth (10th) leading cause of death in the U.S. Firearms, suffocation (predominantly hanging), and poisoning (predominantly drug overdose) are the three leading methods of suicide in the U.S. The rate of suicide has risen in the past decade, with the greatest increase occurring among people 35 to 64 years of age. The Louisville Metro suicide rate of 14 (per 100,000 population) is higher than the national rate of 12.4 . Following the national trend, white men have the highest rate of suicide in Louisville.
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A list of resources has been provided below:
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Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Louisville Metro
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group, Inc.
Metro United Way
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Louisville
*National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
*Seven Counties Hope Now Hotline
502-589-4313 or 1-800-221-0446
Professional 24/7 telephone counseling for persons in emotional crisis
Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky
*The Brook Hospitals
Phone: 502-426-6380 or 502-896-0495
Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week
*Veterans Crisis Line
Phone: 1-800-273-8225 press 1
Receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
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