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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Quick Scan of Suicide and its Danger Signs

Submission: February 07, 2018; Published: February 28, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.04.000582

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume4 Issue2


As the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 34, suicide is a serious public health problem. Each year, more than 40,000 people die by suicide (one every 15 minutes) and 1 million people attempt suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Men are nearly four times more likely than women to take their lives. Yet, suicide can be preventable. Knowing the risk factors and recognizing the warning signs for suicide can help reduce the suicide rate.

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