Suicide is the one of the leading causes of death among American adults under the age of 35, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the number of people who take their own lives continues to grow. In the last 15 years, the rate of suicide increased 24 percent in the U.S. 

We have made major strides in how we talk about mental health issues: Many people are sharing their personal struggles through hashtags and powerful videos. But this is just the start of a larger conversation. When things like depression remain stigmatized, it can be harder for those who need help to seek it out. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, check out our comprehensive guide of (mostly free) resources. 

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