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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Panel

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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Panel

Click on the link above to watch the Community Forum for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month held on September 18, 2019 in Pompano Beach by the League of Women Voters.


A panel of experts discusses suicide prevention, including risk factors and warning sings, suicidal ideation, depression, and coping skills, and answered questions from the community. 

WLRN Interview on Suicide Prevention with A2C's Executive Director Patricia Timerman Barbosa da Silva and Dr. Anna Shustack

WLRN Interview on Suicide Prevention with A2C's Executive Director Patricia Timerman Barbosa da Silva and Dr. Anna Shustack

Click on the link above to listen to the interview.

Transcription from the above WLRN link:

New UF Study Finds Suicide Is Higher Among Young People Than Previously Reported By CHRIS REMINGTONSEP 23, 2019
September is suicide awareness month. Groups like the National Alliance on Mental Illness are getting the word out about resources for those in need. KATHERINE STREETER FOR NPR
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in any given month about 4,000 Americans will commit suicide. Young people are particularly vulnerable. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10-34. A new study from the University of Florida finds that suicide rates among young people are higher than previously reported, and that suicide among young women is much higher than previously thought. 
The University of Florida researchers used a new epidemiologica…