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?
According to Spread the Love Foundation, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 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 you know someone who needs help, don't hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. The hotline is open 24 hours a day.