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Suicide Prevention

 $alt_esc Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk (i.e. risk factors) and increase factors that promote resilience (i.e. protective factors). Ideally, prevention addresses all levels of influence: individual, relationship, community, and societal. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide and encourage a commitment to social change.

Data & Statistics

U.S.A. map of suicide statistics
National Suicide Statistics through 2009

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In The Spotlight

For World Suicide Prevention Day 2014, WHO releases the first global report on suicide Preventing suicide: a global imperative.


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