Suicide is rarely tied to one event or emotion. Frequently it arises from an intricate fabric of circumstances, risk factors and feelings that culminate in the idea that a person is facing more than he or she can handle.
Suicide claims nearly 45,000 lives in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But there is hope, said Sarah Clark, the North Florida and Panhandle area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
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