Suicide is currently one of the leading causes of death in the United States, with minority youth and LGBT young people particularly vulnerable.
A new report from the Center for Disease Control shows that from 1999 to 2015, death by suicide has grown at such an alarming rate it has actually decreased the average American life expectancy.
But we can prevent it. One way is to back the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act, legislation that would be the first step to creating a "simple, easy-to-remember dialing code" for suicide hotline crisis numbers. This could remove one of the barriers for people in crisis who need help.
The Senate has already passed this legislation, and now we call on the US House to do the same!