Infographic: 5 suicide myths revealed

Infographic: 5 suicide myths revealed

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. What are some of the common misconceptions about suicide?

See the infographic below and remember, if you know of someone who is contemplating suicide, encourage them to seek assistance. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 can connect you to a crisis center in your area.

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Lynn Hutley
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Lynn Hutley, health enews contributor, is coordinator of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital in central Illinois. Having grown up in a family-owned drug store, it is no surprise that Lynn has spent almost 18 years working in the health care industry. She has a degree in human resources management from Illinois State University and is always ready to tackle Trivia Night.