Suicide is not only an issue affecting veterans, writes EDC’s Jerry Reed in an opinion piece. Reed discusses the scope of suicide in the United States and calls for a national effort to end suicide for veterans and non-veterans alike.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but receives fewer research dollars than other health-related issues. EDC’s Adam Swanson and Jerry Reed discuss why this is the case and reflect on the progress in prevention that has been made in recent years.
Suicide and drug overdoses have contributed to a lower life expectancy in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. EDC’s Jerry Reed discusses some of the factors behind the rising suicide rate and what can be done to counter the trend.
The majority of gun deaths in the United States are a result of suicide. EDC’s Jerry Reed is interviewed about research showing that reducing people’s access to lethal means during a moment of crisis leads to a reduction in suicide deaths.
In a feature marking World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), the Suicide Prevention Resource Center provided a list of risk factors and warning signs, while the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention identified steps to help reduce deaths by suicide.
In a Q&A, EDC President David Offensend discusses his transition from a career in finance to leading a major nonprofit organization. He outlines the differences in working in the two fields and offers advice for those considering similar transitions.