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Recognize The Signs of Suicide and Find Help and Hope

Every 13 minutes, someone commits suicide in the U.S. In fact, suicide is the second-highest leading cause of death among 10 to 24-year-olds.
USA.gov Updates

Broward Health CEO found dead in apparent suicide

Dr. Nadil El Sanadi, CEO and chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health, Fort Laurderale, Fla., was found dead at his home Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Modern Healthcare Breaking News

French doctor who gave comatose woman lethal shot reportedly attempts suicide

A French doctor convicted last week of having given an elderly patient a lethal injection was hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday after apparently trying to commit suicide, according to media reports said.

Nicolas Bonnemaison, a former hospital emergency ward medic, was found unconscious…


latimes.com – Los Angeles Times

Infographic: Confronting suicide as a public health issue

Nearly 110 people commit suicide in the U.S. every day. This self-inflicted violence has gotten the attention of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is working with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help people better understand how depression and anxiety may lead to death.

The CDC website deems suicide a public health issue, because it can have detrimental effects on individuals, families and communities. Though its causes are often determined by complex multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple, says the CDC: to reduce risk factors and increase coping skills that promote resilience.

In September, health professionals promoted Suicide Awareness Month. On Oct. 10, dozens of “Out of the Darkness Walks” organized by the AFSP will be held nationwide. Community and campus walks, along with an overnight excursion, are planned as the group works toward its goal of reducing the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.

Consider these statistics:

  • Men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide.

  • For children ages 10 to 14, suicide is the third-leading cause of death.

  • Nearly 60 percent of men use firearms to kill themselves; 35 percent of women have ended their lives by poisoning.

AFSP’s infographic shows the severity of the problem:

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GAO: VA’s errors and noncompliance hinder suicide prevention efforts

It’s estimated that 22 veterans die by suicide each day and, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, inaccurate medical records mask why veterans take their lives, which hampers efforts to lower suicide rates.
Modern Healthcare Breaking News