COVID-19 Resources


We've added this section to our website to provide resources that might assist you and/or your organization during this Coronavirus pandemic. We are including information from reliable sources and will do our best to keep informaiton updated. However, be aware that most of the services here are being offered by federal, state and local agencies or other organizations, not COMBAT. Therefore, we might be unaware of any changes made. » CLICK ON THE BUTTONS BELOW

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  1. September 15, 2021
    Deaths By Suicide On The Rise Among Older Adults

    Flash_Older_Adults_250Suicide Prevention
    We are, of course, aghast that suicide is the second leading cause of death among America’s adolescents and young adults. Too many lives are being cut short. But deaths by suicide also rose an alarming 40.8% during the last decade among those whose adolescence was long ago. Ageism is having an especially devastating impact on an aging America.
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  2. September 15, 2021
    Ageism's Devastating Impact Can Shorten Life Expectancy

    Flash_Ageism_250Suicide Prevention
    Ageism against older people has such detrimental health impacts that the American Psychological Association has joined other professional medical organizations in urging that it be addressed with the same urgency as racism and sexism. The Yale School of Public Health has concluded ageism targeting older people “led to worse outcomes in a number of mental health conditions, including depression, and a number of physical health conditions, including shorten life expectancy.”
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  3. September 1, 2021
    Talk About It: Start A Conversation—Ask The Question

    Talk_About_It-250Suicide Prevention
    Worried that someone you know or love might be having suicidal thoughts? Ask them—with empathy and compassion. Avoid just hinting around—this could be a matter of life or death. Create a safe place to ask, “Are you thinking about taking your own life?” And be prepared to follow up if the response is “yes,” “no” or unclear.
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  4. September 1, 2021
    Look & Listen For The Signs

    See_The_Signs-250Suicide Prevention
    Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. On average, there are more than 3,700 suicide attempts per day across America. How can you tell if someone you care about might be among the millions seriously contemplating suicide? Look at how they are behaving. Listen to what they are saying.
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  5. September 1, 2021
    The Second Leading Cause Of Death Among Adolescents & Young Adults

    Too_Many_Let_Go_250Suicide Prevention
    Every 11 minutes. That's how often someone in the United States dies by suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among teenagers. And Krisit Miller, program director for ReDiscover's Show-Me Zero Suicide program, says many deaths reported as accidents may have actually been suicides: "I really worry the suicide rate among kids is much, much higher than we think." » MORE