The Global Suicide Rate is Growing – What Can We Do?

May 15, 2019- AFSP’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Moutier, has co-written an article for the World Economic Forum’s Agenda with Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative and founder of The Kennedy Forum and DontDenyMe.org. In it, Dr. Moutier and Kennedy urge the changes needed to bring down the U.S. suicide rate as other countries have. The article puts a spotlight on this public health crisis, offering real solutions.

“Although the suicide prevention field is still fairly young, a growing body of suicide prevention research indicates there is reason for hope – and that suicide can indeed be prevented on a general population basis. But to stem the rising tide of what is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the US, the science behind suicide prevention must grow in order to translate into effective solutions we can put into practice and bring to scale in communities throughout the country.”

To read the article, click here.

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