Rutgers Marks World Suicide Prevention Day With Candle Lighting

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 10, 2013

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Rutgers is marking World Suicide Prevention Day today with a candle light vigils to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

An estimated one million people attempt suicide in the U.S. every year. It is one of the leading causes of death among young adults.  Bill Zimmermann is clinical supervisor for the suicide prevention hotline NJ Hopeline. He says he hopes the ceremony will help raise awareness and provide support for the survivors of this growing epidemic.

“Suicide is a significant public health matter, as well as one of the most upsetting and confusing types of losses a person can experience, it’s also preventable.”

Zimmermann says the most important thing to take away from this day of recognition is that there are options, and there is help.


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