Suicide: A national health crisis (possible trigger)
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|Tue, 09-11-2012 - 8:31am|
Many of you already know that the number of suicides in the United States is on the rise. It is a very serious issue that the Government is now trying to doing something about.
According to this Health Day News article, "America loses approximately 100 Americans every 24 hours from suicide," said Pamela Hyde, administrator of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, at a press conference Monday morning. Among people 18 to 24, suicide is now the third leading cause of death, officials said....The new strategy brings together government, the private sector, schools and communities to raise suicide awareness, increase prevention efforts and develop new treatments for those at risk, she said, speaking at the news conference." MORE
Why do you think this is happening? Will the government efforts help? What would you advise them to do?