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There have been many reports in the news recently surrounding celebrity suicides. However, suicide happens in this country every 12 minutes. It is important to know the warning signs and ways to help someone who may be suicidal. Young people are especially susceptible to negative thoughts.

Dr. Hatim Omar, Chief in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UK Healthcare, shares the symptoms of depression, suicide warning signs and ways to help someone in need.

If you or a loved one is in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ( at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential.

You can also text TALK to 741741. If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.


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