Medical professionals can make an enormous impact on preventing suicides. They play an important role in educating all patients to proactively make homes safer to prevent suicide, accidents, and overdose/addiction.
To address suicide as a public health crisis, leading experts and health care organizations have collaborated to develop All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals.
Suicide by the numbers:
of perinatal women experience suicidal thoughts.
lives claimed annually to suicide. For middle-aged men and people aged 10-24, suicide is a leading cause of death.
of all people who die by suicide see a primary care provider in the month prior to their death.