“Publicity surrounding suicide has been repeatedly and definitively linked to a subsequent increase in suicide, especially among young people”

 

BRIEFING FOR THE PRESS ON HOW TO REPORT ON SUICIDE BY AFSP

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“Schools need to have policies and procedures in place to help students before, during, and after a suicide crisis”

 

 

ADVOCATES FLOOD NASHVILLE TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR SCHOOLS & HEALTH PROFESSIONALSBY AFSP

Suicide is a major public health concern.
 
Over 41,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death  overall. Suicide is tragic. But it is often preventable. Knowing the risk factors for suicide and who is at risk can help reduce the suicide rate.