World Suicide Prevention Day

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KIMT NEWS 3 — Suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of ten and 24, but Tuesday marks a day that people all over try to bring that number down.

Each year on September 10, people all over the world take part in World Suicide Prevention Day.

Their goal is to raise awareness on how you can take action to prevent suicide from happening at all.

“There are a lot of warning signs. If someone is depressed, loss of interest in things that they were normally interested in, increase in appetite and sleep, or decrease in appetite and sleep, they seem helpless or hopeless, that is a huge sign, preoccupation with death,” said Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa, a counselor at Albert Lea High School.

She said if you see any of those signs in a friend or relative, contact an adult or someone who specializes in things like this.

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