According to a study from SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), 8.3 millions adults in the United States had serious thoughts of committing suicide in the past year. 2.3 million adults made a suicide plan and 1.1 million adults actually attempted suicide in the past year. Click here to learn more.
Suicide prevention is one of the highest priorities of Foundation 2. We strive to prevent suicide through our 24 hour telephone counseling available state wide, our Mobile Crisis Outreach program, available in Linn County, Iowa and our support groups for suicide survivor’s and those coping with depression or anxiety disorders.
In addition, we know that teaching the public about suicide is an important part of suicide prevention. Whenever possible, we look for ways to increase awareness of suicide as a public health issue and a preventable death.
Follow the links* in this section to read more about warnings signs and for statistics for the state of Iowa.
If you would like a speaker to come to your group to talk about suicide or would like a workshop presentation, contact the Crisis Center at 319-362-2174. Our availability is generally limited to Eastern Iowa but we may be able to assist you in other ways if we cannot travel to your location.