Did you know that almost 2 million suicide attempts are made in America each year? Because of these attempts, over 33,000 people lose their lives in some of the most tragic circumstances imaginable. Of those who survive, they are more likely to attempt suicide again in the future. What’s absolutely heartbreaking about this is that almost every suicide is preventable. The mental health conditions that make a suicide attempt more likely are treatable – provided they are recognized. To help people get help for their suicidal urges, and the conditions that encourage them, we need to break down the barriers. To remove the shame and stigma that often surrounds suicide. Suicide Prevention Week is one of the major efforts in this area.