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Jennie Babcock, Chair, Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition

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How to Take Action to Prevent Suicide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report that shows a substantial increase in death by suicide in the United States since 1999. In June, the high-profile suicides of designer Kate Spade and television host and author Anthony Bourdain made many people question if they would recognize the signs a friend, family member, client, or even a stranger on the street may be considering taking his or her own life. And how can an untrained person help someone in crisis? 

It’s easy to feel powerless. But there is a simple three-step method you can learn to help save a life. It’s called QPR.

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Topics: As One, Mental Health

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Welcome to Sharing As One, South Shore Health System’s blog. Our goal is to share regular doses of health news, expert insights to healthy living, wellness tips, and inspiring stories from ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary health challenges. 


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