September 7 through September 13 is Suicide Prevention Week. This is the one topic that many would love not to talk about. It’s one of the elephants in the living room. Why is it that we can talk about alcohol/drugs, breast cancer, heart, diabetes or any other medical problem, yet suicide is one that we can’t or won’t talk about?
Every 16 minutes someone completes suicide, every 17 minutes someone is left behind to ask, “Why?”
In Kentucky here are some of the facts about suicide: