Suicides, attempted suicides in The Woodlands tripled from 2016 to 2017

The number of suicides or attempted suicides in The Woodlands has more than tripled from 2016 to 2017.

Between January 1 and June 30 of this year, a total of 59 suicides or attempted suicides have been reported to Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials. That puts the Woodlands on track for possibly 118 suicides or attempted suicides in 2018, which would be a third year with an increase.

On the Factor to talk about why suicide is increasing in The Woodlands and what can be done to help prevent this problem from getting worse is Dr. Christina Story— a licensed professional counselor in The Woodlands.

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If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text to 741-741

CLICK HERE for the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. Call 1-800-273-TALK for free and confidential emotional support.

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