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Expert Q/A: Suicide Deaths Between 2019 and 2020

Data from the CDC on suicide deaths indicate a 5.6% decline in suicide deaths between 2019 and 2020 in the United States. We spoke with Christine Yu Moutier, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) about this data.
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The Pandemic Has Forced a Mental Health Reckoning in Medicine

In April 2020, Lorna M. Breen, a top emergency physician in New York City, committed suicide. Breen had no history of mental illness, but prior to her death, according to The New York Times, she described to her father “an onslaught of patients who were dying before they could even be taken out of ambulances.”…
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