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This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Suicide is preventable — but most Americans are missing the warning signs.

More than a third of younger adults aged 18 to 34 — or 36% — say they have contemplated suicide at some point in the past year, according to a new survey by CVS Health in Rhode Island.

However, less than a third (32%) strongly agree that they can recognize the warning signs of someone potentially at risk, while just four in 10 people (43%) are strongly aware of resources that offer support and information on suicide prevention, the poll found.

If someone exhibits signs of suicide ideation, experts urge seeking help immediately by calling or texting 988 or chatting at 988lifeline.org.

CVSHealth.com also offers a number of mental health guides, podcasts and trainings centered around different populations and their unique mental health needs.

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Melissa Rudy is health editor and a member of the lifestyle team at Fox News Digital. 

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