New York (August 24, 2015) – According to the CDC, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet research shows that before they die, most people exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do. Learn the suicide warning signs. To draw attention to this serious health issue, National Suicide Prevention Week is planned for September 6 – 12, 2015. For news directors planning their coverage for the week, the largest suicide prevention organization in the U.S., the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, has several experts available for interviews in advance.
WHAT: National Suicide Prevention Week
WHEN: September 6 – 12, 2015
- Robert Gebbia, chief executive officer (based in New York)
- Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer (based in New York)
- Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, vice president of research (based in New York)
- John Madigan, vice president of public policy (based in Washington, D.C.)
- Shelby Rowe, manager of education and prevention and a suicide attempt survivor (based in New York)
CONTACT: Media interested in interviewing one of these experts should contact Alexis O’Brien at [email protected] or 347-826-3577
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