Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 10 and 34? Approximately 45,000 lives are lost annually from suicide in the U.S. — doubling lives lost from homicide. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.  Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs, but those warning signs can be difficult to detect.

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Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 4 for a discussion of the stigma surrounding suicide and how it gets in the way of efforts to help survivors and those at risk. Learn strategies for reducing stigma and boosting suicide prevention efforts, to help us work together to combat a public health crisis that has touched the lives of far too many.

The speaker, Steven Korn, M.D., is the medical director for behavioral health for the Anthem East Coast plans. Prior to his role at Anthem, he was in clinical practice as a child and adolescent psychiatrist providing direct care to children, adolescents and adults in psychiatric and medical hospital settings and residential treatment centers.

All UC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this webinar, sponsored by the Systemwide WellBeing Initiative, on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m.  to noon. To view the webinar online, go to UCOP.zoom.us/j/5109879443. To join by phone, dial 669-900-6833, meeting ID: 510 987 9443.

 

Sources:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The Jason Foundation