Discuss a website that is a safety-net to prevent suicide in the U.S., because suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in 2013. I hope to illicit feedback/peer-review, and suggestions for additional U.S. Government website resources to place on this website.
Unfortunately I must mention that Murder-Suicide is a potential threat to the homeland, and both Government facilities and all public areas are staffed by various people whom endure great stress, may be walking around with heavy burdens or have recently lost something precious to them (I’ll leave it at that).
POSITION AND DISCLAIMER:
I apologize in advance for self-promotion, (I own this website), but I swear before all things good, that I did not create this website for the benefit of myself or business in the least way, and do not profit from it at all, but rather I was inspired by the soldier suicide rate of 22 people per day, (that I find to be sad, demoralizing, and sickening). I find the thought of U.S. soldier suicide demoralizing because most of them are better than me in most every way, and I'd like to see them reach their max potential, but they are not treated with the respect I believe they deserve, (for risking their lives to uphold our freedoms and keeping us safe), they get wounded, events cause family turmoil, they lose dear friends, and many people take them for granted, and some of them slowly loose hope for a short time and may require a safety-net. Other than soldiers, children and others need help as well, and it is also my belief that (anyone in crisis) can utilize this website as a safety-net when they are ready to give up, or have lost their way. Although said website is small, no one would believe me if I told them the time, care-filled-thought, and prayers that culminated in its creation.
STATISTICS OF INTEREST:
Overall, there were 41,149 suicides in 2013 in the United States—a rate of 113 suicides each day or one every 13 minutes. An estimated 2.7 million people (1.1% of the population) made a plan about how they would attempt suicide but fail (or do not follow through).
Children, among students in grades 9-12 in the U.S. during 2013: 13.6% of students made a plan about how they would attempt suicide in 2013, many were bullied and 8.0% of students attempted suicide one or more times in 2013.
Of least interest, but relevant, suicide results in an estimated $51 billion in combined medical and work loss costs.