September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – learn how you can help Suicide is a public health problem that can be prevented. Learning to identify risk factors, warning signs, and ways to respond to those experiencing suicidal thoughts are some of the things community members can do to be involved in prevention. Suicide is complex […]
African Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies
Suicide is the 10th-highest cause of death in America, and the second-highest cause of death for people ages 15-34. According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, over 12 million people contemplate suicide in the U.S. every year. Of those, two million people call the national suicide hotline for help.
The false sense that “suicide is a White people thing” has created and perpetuated a problematic cycle.