Young people are at high risk of suicide, and the risk is even greater for those living in rural areas, according to a recent JAMA Pediatrics study and editorial. National Public Radio examines some of the possible reasons why, with co
Teen pressures and anxieties have not diminished from previous generations and may actually be broader, involving feelings of sexual-identity crisis and greater concern for future employment opportunities.
Middle-age white men are particularly vulnerable to suicide and "don't tend to ask for help," says Sue Eastgard, director of training at Forefront, a suicide-prevention program in the University of Washington's School of Social Work.
Suicide prevention in Washington state took a significant step forward March 27 when Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2315, a bill that requires basic training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for medical care providers.