Hello! My name is Marc Fellows. I am an 11th Grade Student at Hannibal High School and I am raising money for suicide prevention! Along with raising money, I am doing a 5K Walk/Run. Yes, you read that right, I Marc Fellows, am doing a 5K. On a more serious note, please donate to help me meet my goal of $100. Every cent helps!!

Below are some Not So Fun Facts about suicide.

  • First Responders, especially EMT's, have the highest suicide rate. This is due to the fact that they witness so many people die and sometimes it will be a child in their arms.
  • In China, someone takes his or her own life on average every two minutes. China accounts for nearly a quarter of the global total of suicides with between 250,000 and 300,000 suicides a year.
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for people with schizophrenia.
  • In The U.S.A., someone attempts suicide once every minute, and someone completes a suicide once every 17 minutes. That approximately 1,440 people who attempt suicide every day, and approximately 85 people who die because of suicide every day.
  • Throughout the world, approximately 2,000 people kill themselves each day.

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