Suicide Prevention Workshop 2009

Did you know . . .?

  Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans.

  More people survive suicide attempts than actually die.

  Friend of people who commit suicide may feel anger, shock, guilt, and depression.

  Suicide rates are high among middle aged and older adults.

  In 2007 14.5% of U.S. high school students reported that they had seriously considered attempting suicide.

  More than 6.9% of them reported that they had actually attempted suicide one or more times in the past 12 months. 

  Many who attempt suicide never seek professional care.

  Suicide rates among the elderly are highest for those who are divorced or widowed. 

  Fifteen percent of those who are clinically depressed die by suicide.

  Research has shown medications and therapy to be effective suicide prevention.

  Suicide can be prevented through education, public awareness, and treatment.

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Committee on Mental Health of the Epsicopal Diocese of Virginia has created a PowerPoint presentation to use as a starting point for a Suicide Prevention and Awareness workshop. Download it below.
Ellen Moore Osborne,
Jun 23, 2010, 8:41 AM
Ellen Moore Osborne,
Jun 23, 2010, 8:41 AM