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.