Suicide Prevention Month
WHEREAS, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States and the third leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24; and
WHEREAS, in the United States, one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes; and
WHEREAS, suicide is the ninth leading cause of death in North Dakota and is a concern across all age and cultural demographics; and
WHEREAS, agencies and individuals across North Dakota are working to prevent suicide; and
WHEREAS, North Dakotans are encouraged to learn the warning signs of suicide and to get appropriate help for themselves and their family members who are at risk.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim September 2011, SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH in the state of North Dakota.