Suicidal Patient

  • Marc Tunzi
  • George Saba


Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 30,000 fatalities and leaving more than 200,000 family survivors yearly.1,2 Among the young (those 15 to 24 years old), suicide is the third leading cause of death, having tripled in incidence over the past 40 years.3 Suicide rates are highest in the elderly (age 65 years and older), however, and they are continuing to rise, especially for those 75 years of age and older.4


Suicidal Ideation Suicide Prevention Suicidal Patient Suicide Victim Local Mental Health 
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  • George Saba

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