American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Southern Nevada chapter hosts fundraiser

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Suicide is a public health problem and the leading cause of death across the country according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

One local organization is hoping to change the narrative by providing more help.

The local chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFS) says on average there are about 130 suicides per day in the U.S.

“If they are not acting the way they normally do you should have an honest conversation with them. Talk to them in private, listen to their story and tell them that you care about them,” said Kris Ellsworth who is a chair for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.