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The Question:

A non-profit organization with which I am involved is trying to increase awareness of teen depression and suicide prevention. We have learned that there is a Children Depression Awareness Day and a Suicide Prevention Week but have no idea where these events fall on the calendar. Do you?

The Answer:

Children Depression Awareness Day takes place in early May, usually on May 9. It's part of Mental Health Month, which takes place in May. You can get information about both on the website of the National Mental Health Association.

Suicide Prevention Week is observed starting the third Sunday of September. To learn more about the week's events or more about teen suicide, go to the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program website.

You may also find our table of Death Rates for Suicide of interest.

—The Editors


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