September is suicide awareness and prevention month

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(KPLR) – This week on “The Pulse of St. Louis”, a panel discussion on suicide prevention.  September is suicide prevention month in Missouri.  It is the third leading cause of death for children ages 10 to 19.  It is the second leading cause of death for adults 20 to 24.

Suicide is not an easy subject to talk aboutbut this week host Dan Gray introduces you to a young man who struggled with thoughts of suicide and is now helping others who are thinking about taking their own lives.

Also, Tina Meier, founder of the Megan Meier Foundation, will talk about the circumstances surrounding Megan's death by suicide after being bullied online.

And the Executive Director of CHADS, Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide, will offer advice on resources and how to identify the signs of someone who is thinking about suicide.

Young people help young people to prevent suicide

Resources available for people thinking about suicide

Viewer email on suicide prevention

Panels final thoughts on suicide prevention

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