Suicide continues to be a devastating public health problem in the United States. The last figures show that this epidemic is not controlled in the country. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this issue is one of the leading causes of death across all age groups but with a higher incidence in the age group of 15 to 29 years.

An article published in the EHS Daily Advisor explains that each year, about 47,000 Americans die by suicide, a preventable and unsolved public health problem. After each death, about 130 people report that they knew the deceased and between 4 and 6 that they loved him. About 1 million people per year in the United States who are directly affected by the suicide of someone close to them.

Only 1 in 25 suicide attempts is fatal and sometimes these people do not receive psychiatric treatment. What could be done to help them overcome their problems?


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