By Kevin Drollinger , President and Executive Director, Provident Behavioral Health
As experts in child advocacy, members of MCCA are well aware of the alarming trends in suicide among young people. It’s the tenth leading cause of death state-wide and the second leading cause of death for Missourians ages 10 to 24. It is a battle that intensifies as we lose more children and parents, spouses and grandparents, friends, neighbors, and employees with each passing day.
This is why it is crucial for everyone in our industry to arm themselves with suicide prevention knowledge.
The first step to helping those in crisis are to recognize the warning signs of suicide. These include: