From:                              Magellan Healthcare, Inc. []

Sent:                               Tuesday, September 06, 2016 3:00 PM

To:                                   Young, Sarah

Subject:                          Get involved in suicide prevention in your community


Magellan Health

Note from Magellan Health
Consider these facts:

  • Every 13 minutes, someone dies from suicide in the United States.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the military, with roughly 20 veterans each day committing suicide.
  • For each suicide, six other people are directly impacted.
  • Ninety percent of individuals who die by suicide have experienced mental illness.

Suicide produces a ripple effect through communities of friends, family, loved ones and co-workers, and its effects are devastating. There are people in our own communities, too, who have attempted suicide and may be coping with the after-effects of their decision, both physically and emotionally. 

Magellan Health has long believed that suicide should be a ‘never’ event, and that even one suicide is one too many.

During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and always, we each have an obligation to extend a hand to individuals at risk, as well as to their families, and the five million survivors of suicide living among us.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Local Suicide Prevention Awareness events
Last week, Governor Mead declared September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Get involved in the conversation to reduce suicide in Wyoming by attending one of the community events below.
Albany county

Campbell county

Laramie county

Natrona county

Park county

Sheridan county

Sweetwater county

Uinta county