Data from the National Vital Statistics System on Mortality reported that from 1999 through 2014, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the US had increased 24% from 10.5 to 13.0 per 100,000 population. The pace of greatest increase was after 2006 (CDC). Suicide is a multidimensional issue that affects many people in different ways. The GCSAC is also home to the Gratiot County Suicide Prevention Coalition, our goal is to help prevent suicide by breaking down the stigma that is often assoicated with it by providing resources and education to our community.
If you or anyone that you know is, or has at anytime contemplated suicide, there are many resources available to help.