Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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September 9, 2016
- US lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students experience substantially higher levels of bullying and other forms of violence than their peers [PDF-74KB].
- Bullying can occur in person or online, resulting in physical, social, and emotional difficulties and academic problems.
- Schools, teachers, parents, and community members can use proven tools and resources to recognize bullying and stop it.
February 12, 2016
- In 2013, among students who dated, 21% of girls and 10% of boys reported physical and/or sexual violence from a dating partner.
- Teen victims of dating violence are more likely to use tobacco, drugs, and alcohol and to have symptoms of depression.
- Local health departments, schools, and community partners can use the Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool (DM-CAPT) to start or improve comprehensive initiatives to prevent teen dating violence.
September 21, 2012
- Suicide, the 10th leading cause of death nationally, accounts for nearly 37,000 deaths each year—more than twice the number of deaths by homicide.
- Family members, friends, coworkers, and others suffer long-lasting consequences of suicidal behaviors.
- Suicide is preventable; the new National Strategy for Suicide Prevention promotes ways you can get involved.
November 18, 2011
- One person dies every 3 minutes from an injury in the U.S.
- Injuries account for more than 180,000 deaths and $406 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year; see how your state compares.
- CDC supports many programs, activities, and research to prevent injury and violence in states and territories.
September 2, 2011
- Suicide takes the lives of more than 30,000 people [PDF-198KB] in the United States each year.
- More than 300,000 people [PDF-118KB] seek medical attention in emergency departments for self-harm injuries annually.
- September 4-10 was National Suicide Prevention Week; support suicide prevention activities in your community and seek help for yourself or a loved one by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
April 1, 2011
- Injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 in the United States; National Public Health Week highlighted the fact that "Safety is No Accident."
- You can estimate the economic burden of injury in your state or region.
- Violence can be prevented; learn how with CDC's free, online Principles of Prevention training.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.
- Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
- Page last updated: October 12, 2016
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