What’s the 2nd Leading Cause of Death for People 10-24?
The leading cause of death for people 10-24 is accidents, but do you know what is #2?
It's suicide. According to Spread the Love Foundation, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people 10-24. In this country, someone chooses to take their own life every 12.3 minutes.
Spread the Love Foundation was founded by Carolyn Coburn, and her daughter Megan. Carolyn's daughter and Megan's sister Samantha took her own life in 2014. She was just 19.
I had the chance to sit down and talk to Carolyn about teen suicide:
Find out more about Spread the Love Foundation by clicking here.
If you need help, or know someone who needs help, don't hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Call 1-800-273-8255. The hotline is open 24 hours a day.