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. The rate of suicide in the US has increased 32.4% from 1999 to 2019.
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.
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.