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Taking action to prevent suicide
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. The most recent full-year CDC data for 2019 reflects suicide as the tenth leading cause of death overall, claiming over 47,500 US lives; the second leading cause of death for individuals aged 10-34; and the fourth leading cause of death for individuals aged 35-44.[1] The rate of suicide in the US has increased 32.4% from 1999 to 2019.[1]

Impacts from COVID-19 have contributed to suicidal ideation in the US more than doubling, with younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers and unpaid adult caregivers experiencing disproportionately worse effects.[2]

Join us as Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan MRx chief medical officer, moderates this webinar with Magellan Healthcare medical directors, Dr. Rakel Beall-Wilkins, MD, MPH, and Dr. Jamie Hanna, MD, to address this important issue facing our nation, during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

[1] https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide
[2] https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6932a1.htm

Sep 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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