EDC’s Morton Silverman talks about a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows that there has been a 24 percent rise in the rate of suicide in the United States between 1999 and 2014.
A new study by researchers at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the University of Massachusetts, and EDC finds that the economic cost of suicide in the United States has been significantly underestimated.
This opinion piece, written by EDC’s Jerry Reed with former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, calls on lawmakers and presidential candidates to detail their plans for addressing mental health and related issues.
In recent coverage of the Zero Suicide approach to suicide prevention, National Public Radio mentioned EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). SPRC provides training in the approach, which helps healthcare systems screen for and respond to suicide risk in patients.
EDC will receive $6 million over the next four years to manage the National Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new center was established to advance infant and early childhood mental health consultation.
There are signs of progress in suicide prevention in the United States. Zero Suicide, a project of the Suicide Prevention Center at EDC, is one approach to prevention that is helping health care providers address the needs of at-risk patients.
EDC’s Morton Silverman offers advice for parents wondering how to respond to teen suicides in this article about a recent spate of them in a California community. Silverman is senior science advisor to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC.
Suicide survivors can play a key role in raising awareness about and reducing the stigma around suicide. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, of which EDC is secretariat, is highlighting these efforts.
EDC, in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers, will establish a new Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Training Resource Center.
A suicide occurs every 13 minutes in the United States. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership of which EDC is secretariat, is researching fundamental questions about predicting and preventing suicide.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for children and teens. Julie Goldstein Grumet of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC advises schools to offer staff suicide prevention training and to increase awareness of the issue.
The Tribal Youth Program (TYP) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center addresses the need to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native juvenile justice and other systems–education, mental health and social services, culture, recreation and employment programs–all critical to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s mission of reducing juvenile delinquency, violence, child victimization, and increasing the safety of tribal communities.
Knowing the warning signs of suicide could help save a life. In this article in the Washington Post, EDC’s David Litts and Julie Goldstein Grumet discuss some common warning signs and offer resources for people at risk.
EDC’s Shari Kessel Schneider discusses the role educators and parents can play in preventing teens from sending sexually explicit text messages (sexting) and in helping them understand that such images can remain online indefinitely.