Friday, November 16, 2018

November 17th is Suicide Survivor Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Saturday, Nov. 17th
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The rate of high school-aged youth considering and committing suicide continues to rise, particularly among female students

new blog explores trends in youth suicide, highlighting that the percentage of high school students who report seriously considering suicide has increased since 2009. There are differences by gender, as well: In 2017, female high school students reported seriously considering suicide at nearly twice the rate of their male counterparts (22.1 and 11.9 percent, respectively).


Please check out the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s new report Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.

This report describes challenges, successes, and innovative ways that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities are approaching suicide data collection to inform and evaluate their prevention efforts. Developed with input from tribal grantees and other experts in the field, the report offers strategies and resources for a feasible and culturally appropriate approach to suicide surveillance that acknowledges the uniqueness of each AI/AN community.

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