Suicide Awareness Voices of Education “SAVE” – Sept 28, 2017 – WATCH or LISTEN
According to CDC data from 2015, suicide is the second leading cause of death among Americans aged 15-34, and the third leading cause for those 10-14 years old. Among students in grades 9-12 in the U.S. during 2013:
- 17.0% of students seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months (22.4% of females and 11.6% of males).
- 13.6% of students made a plan about how they would attempt suicide in the previous 12 months (16.9% of females and 10.3% of males).
- 8.0% of students attempted suicide one or more times in the previous 12 months (10.6% of females and 5.4% of males).
- 2.7% of students made a suicide attempt that resulted in an injury, poisoning, or an overdose that
required medical attention (3.6% of females and 1.8% of males).
SAVE is one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.
- National Statistics on Suicide Annuals, Gender and Age Disparities
- Most common at risk populations
- Warning signs
- Netflix 13 Reasons Why
- Blue Whale Challenge
- Suicide FAQ’s
- Community resources to use
Also available as an MP3 if you prefer to just listen (You may need to right-click and save to your computer)
Jennifer graduated from Southern CT State University’s Bachelors of Social Work Program and Fordham University’s Accelerated Master of Social Work Program. She worked at Yale Child Study Center, was Program Director at the Village for Children and Families. She now has a private practice, treating individuals suffering from mental health disorders, and consulting families.