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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report

Nearly 45,000 deaths by suicide in 2016: What can be done to prevent suicides?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

 

What

According to the latest Vital Signs report, suicide increased in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016. In addition, suicide rates increased more than 30% in half of states. Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. In fact, many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death.

 

Who

CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, MD, RADM, USPHS

 

When

Thursday, June 7, at 12:00 p.m. ET

 

Dial-In  

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

 

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question.

You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

 

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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