Suicide does not discriminate. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities are at risk for suicide. This prevalent health problem is also one of the most preventable. Yet the numbers tell a different story: Each year twice as many Americans die from suicide than murder.
On Friday, August 30, Jane Pearson, Ph.D., chair of the Suicide Research Consortium at the National Institute of Mental Health, appeared on NPR’s Science Friday to discuss ways research is trying to prevent this pressing issue.