WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — The Aug. 11 death of actor-comedian and Chicago-native Robin Williams has reignited questions about suicide, which is now the 10th leading cause of death in America.
Counselors say it is often accompanied by factors such as mental or other illnesses, substance abuse, the pain of social disconnect and other underlying problems.
Here is a list of some organizations and their websites with resources on suicide prevention and help for families experiencing the death a loved one by suicide:
— Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide, or LOSS, an entity of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
— National Catholic Partnership on Disability and its Council on Mental Illness.
— American Association of Suicidology.
— American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
— Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.
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