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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Among Americans who are between the ages of ten and 34, it is the second leading cause of death.

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control indicates a gradual upward trend in the occurrence of suicide from 2001 to the present, and males are far more likely than females to end their own lives. These are alarming statistics.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available. Below are some options from

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255.

Crisis Text Line text “START” to 741-741.

The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386.

Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860

To find local resources: To Write Love On Her Arms.

Click the Chat button on this page, or TTY 800-799-4889.

If you speak Spanish 1-888-628-9454.

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text to 838255.

In Central New York

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Ms. Granzow holds a JD from the Syracuse University College of Law. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of business and corporate law, real estate, economic development, and government relations, with an emphasis on grants and public funding.

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