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Today: “Ask the Expert” on Suicide Prevention

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

The Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control are hosting a Facebook live chat today at 12:00pm ET focused on suicide prevention.

National Suicide Prevention week starts today, and the live chat will provide invaluable information on suicide prevention.

According to HHS and the CDC, more than 1 million people report attempting suicide each year – and unfortunately, suicide claims the lives of 37,000 Americans annually. It can have a particularly devastating toll on LGBT youth – which makes it all the more critical that teachers, parents, and others  are as informed as possible about what to look out for, and how to help.

The chat takes place today at 12:00pm ET. You can access it here:!/events/278619925576273/.

The Trevor Project provides tremendous support around addressing suicide – their Talk to Me project, part of raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month, aims to foster strong connections and conversations, and ensure that all youth have someone to turn to when in need. Learn more.

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