by Debra Kissen, PhD, M.H.S.A. and Paul Greene, PhD

Death by suicide is a major public health problem that profoundly impacts families in a way few other things do. Every year, many people at risk of suicide seek and get help, potentially saving themselves and their loved ones untold grief.

by Michelle Lozano, AMFT

Today, September 10, marks Global Suicide Prevention Day, with the month September being recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. As a growing pandemic and public health crisis, suicide ranked 10th in leading causes of death overall in the U.S.

by Nicole J. LeBlanc, MA, Kate H. Bentley, PhD, and Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc

The loss of a loved one to suicide is a far too common tragedy. In 2017 alone, 47,173 people in the United States died by suicide [1] and it is estimated that an average of 135 people are exposed to each suicide death [2].

by Ashley Smith, PhD

As a clinical psychologist, I probably think about suicide more often and in different ways than most. I’ve read the research. I’ve been trained to ask the hard questions. I am all too familiar with the frustrating gaps in our knowledge base: what causes it, who is at risk, how do we prevent it?

by Megan McCarthy

More than 2 million women across the country have bravely served in our Nation’s armed forces. In fact, they’re the fastest-growing group of Veterans today.

by John Ogrodniczuk

"Mom and Dad, I am so, so, so sorry for this. Please don’t blame yourself for this but I have decided to take my own life. This has nothing to do with anyone. It is completely my choice. I have had no joy in life for some time now and I feel terrible for being a disappointment to you.

by Kate H. Bentley, MA and Matthew K. Nock, PhD

Suicide is one of the most devastating public health problems faced by society today. In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015).

by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide PreventionPeople who kill themselves

by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide PreventionIf someone you know is thinking about suicide…

 

by Shane G. Owens

College is typically a challenging experience with some expected highs and lows. For some it is also the time during which common mental health problems start. Because of this, you have to talk to your kid about mental health before school starts.

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