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Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide and why are the rates rising?
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the underlying factors of suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year, more than 38,000 Americans take their own lives. Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade. What explains this? What are the warning signs and what can be done to prevent suicide? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Courtney Brown, hotline coordinator for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline
Charis Stiles, manager of the Friendship Line for the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, which part of the Institute on Aging in San Francisco
Melissa Nau, assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and Psychiatry Emergency Services Director at San Francisco General Hospital
Native New Network: Indian reservations battle high teenage suicide rates
NY Times: Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.