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WASHINGTON Suicide rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the age group between 15 and 34 years are 1.8 times higher than the national average. Suicides in this age group are the second leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With these tragic numbers, an announcement that has been labeled
landmark this morning in Washington at the National Press Club should be viewed by Indian programs and other concerned parties. The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a report of the Surgeon General and the Action Alliance will feature community-based approaches to curbing the incidence of suicide, details new ways to identify people at risk for suicide, and outlines national priorities for suicide prevention.
You may watch the webcast at:
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and other leaders from both the public and private sectors will release the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Monday, September 10
10:00 am edt
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20045
posted September 10, 2012 6:00 am edt