Updated: Nov 21, 2022
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
let's learn CDC is stating:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Suicide is a public health problem because of its far-reaching effects:
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for nearly 46,000 deaths in 2020.
In 2020, approximately 12.2 million adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million made a suicide plan, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.
Individuals who have experienced violence, including child abuse, bullying, or sexual violence, are at higher risk for suicide.
While 2020 data show a 3% overall decline in suicide rates since 2019, the pandemic has increased many risk factors for suicide, such as social isolation and physical and mental healthcare barriers, so we must remain vigilant with our prevention efforts.
For more information. » https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/be-there-prevent-suicide/index.html
Here's an additional blog about suicide and opioid use disorder that has a lot of good resources: https://www.bicyclehealth.com/blog/opioid-use-disorder-suicide