TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - According to The National Center for Health Statistics, every day, approximately 90 people in the United States take their own lives and another 2,300 people attempt to do so.
That's why health professionals across the Wabash Valley want to get the word out about National Suicide Prevention Week.
Men, women, young and old are all affected by suicide.
Doctor Robe Fazekas from the Hamilton Center said many times suicides can be prevented because people tend to give off warnings signs like changes in personality, increase in substance abuse or maybe even giving away their possessions.
"They just want to escape the pain and their thinking then becomes so focused on the pain, they get tunnel vision and they may not consider alternatives." said Dr. Fazekas with the Hamilton Center in Terre Haute.
And there are many alternative resources in the Wabash Valley.
Also, if you're needing help, but not sure if you can pay for it, Dr. Fazekas said the Hamilton Center has a sliding fee scale and does provide charity care for the community.
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