Suicide, an act of taking one’s own life both voluntarily and intentionally, is a grave public health problem that not only extinguishes the life of the person but also affects those close to him or her. It is especially devastating to his or her close family members and children.
Despite the multiple consequences, it remains a widespread problem and is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans of all ages. While 44,193 Americans took their own lives in 2015, more than half a million (505,507) Americans received medical care for self-inflicted injuries at emergency departments (EDs). However, deaths from suicide […] Read more