Next Public Health Grand Rounds
Preventing Suicide: A Comprehensive Public Health Approach
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT
Suicide is preventable and is a significant public health issue. In 2013, there were over 41,000 suicides in the United States – an average of 113 each day. Each suicide takes a substantial toll on individuals, families and communities. The medical costs and lost wages associated with suicide are estimated to be $44.6 billion per year. These numbers underestimate the severity of the problem. In the United States, for every one suicide there are 25 attempted suicides. In 2013, over 494,000 people were treated in US emergency departments for self-inflected injuries. In addition, many more people struggle with thoughts of suicide. During 2008–2009, over 8 million adults reported having suicidal thoughts in the previous year and 2.2 million adults reported having made suicide plans.
In this session of Grand Rounds, we will explore adolescent health, specifically how families, community organizations, schools, and government agencies can work together to encourage adolescents to avoid risk and adopt health-promoting behaviors.
CDC Grand Rounds Sessions
- September 15, 2015: Preventing Suicide: A Comprehensive Public Health Approach
- September 29, 2015: Global Health Security: Lessons from Ebola
- October 20, 2015: Electronic Cigarettes: Public Health Peril or Promise?
- November 16, 2015: Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth
- December 15, 2015: Developing a Culture of Laboratory Safety
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness
- Working to Eliminate Measles Around the Globe
- Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases
- Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer
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