NBC10 and Telemundo62 are undertaking an unprecedented effort to improve the mental well-being of our community by raising awareness, removing stigma, growing mental health literacy and shining a light on what local government and health organizations are and are not doing to attack this critical issue.
Suicide is considered a whispered word. But those who have attempted it - and their friends and relatives - are sharing their stories to heal and help others in crisis. Watch our full-length digital documentary.
Suicide and suicide attempts are happening in our communities every day. It's an issue that people have a hard time talking about. But experts, survivors and advocates say talking about suicide is key to saying lives.
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Rebecca Juro remembers keeping her secret as far back as age 5. She felt different compared to other little boys in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood and, without anyone saying it, she understood being different was bad.
The children of immigrants are vulnerable to suicide as they straddle two worlds: the nation they came from and their new home.
Religions have shifted their approaches to suicide.
It’s a lofty goal: zero suicides. There’s a big debate whether it’s possible, but an increasing number of health systems are trying to turn the goal into reality.
Half of the completed suicides in the United States in 2015 were carried out using a firearm, research shows. A program developed by gun owners and public health experts shows you can cut those numbers with a simple approach.
In Their Own Words
About this series
We talk about suicide all the time: a turn of phrase here; a hushed conversation there; the obituary that omits the manner of death. But as a community, we avoid talking about the issue directly and openly. We do this despite the fact that more than 1.1 million Americans attempt to take their lives every year. It’s not something we should tolerate.
For the past six months, NBC10 and Telemundo62 journalists have been speaking with the very people who know the realities of suicide -- attempt survivors, loss survivors, experts and activists -- to learn what is causing the steady increase in suicide attempts and deaths and what needs to happen to reverse it.
This Digital Exclusive special report is the culmination of our extensive research and reporting. We’re breaking our silence around suicide and, now, let us show you why you should break yours.