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Cara Levinson of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention discusses strategies for helping loved ones in crisis.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 Americans died by suicide.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is one of just three leading causes of death that are on the rise.

Sunday is the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. On September 22, the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk will raise awareness for this issue.

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Cara Levinson of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention discusses strategies for helping loved ones in crisis.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Illinois Chapter Executive Board Member Cara Levinson visited ABC7 Chicago to discuss how to help loved ones who may be in crisis.

For more information about the Out of the Darkness walk, visit: www.afsp.org/chicago.
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