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Critical Conversations with Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison & Alison Malmon: US & Global Health Epidemic

The Suicide Epidemic: Real Insight. Real Hope. Real Help.

Recent Articles and Key Facts

  1. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year.
  2. For every suicide there are many more people who attempt suicide every year. A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in the general population.
  3. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29-year-olds.
  4. 79% of global suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries.
  5. Ingestion of pesticide, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally.

Data, Statistics, and Analysis

Publications by Dr. Edward D. Lowe, SUA Associate Professor of Anthropology