Let’s Talk, Let’s talk The Facts About Suicide

Updated: Nov 21

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

let's learn CDC is stating:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Suicide is a public health problem because of its far-reaching effects:

  • Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for nearly 46,000 deaths in 2020.

  • In 2020, approximately 12.2 million adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million made a suicide plan, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.


  • Individuals who have experienced violence, including child abuse, bullying, or sexual violence, are at higher risk for suicide.

  • While 2020 data show a 3% overall decline in suicide rates since 2019, the pandemic has increased many risk factors for suicide, such as social isolation and physical and mental healthcare barriers, so we must remain vigilant with our prevention efforts.

Suicide prevention is everyone's business. You can #BeThere and #BeThe1To to help a friend, loved one, or coworker. Everyone can learn the warning signs and how to get help.


For more information. » https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/be-there-prevent-suicide/index.html


Here's an additional blog about suicide and opioid use disorder that has a lot of good resources: https://www.bicyclehealth.com/blog/opioid-use-disorder-suicide


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