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Suicide Warning Signs that Are Easy to Miss

From the Show: HER
Summary: Suicide is a public health issue that touches the lives of millions of our fellow humans. But you can play a key role in preventing it in your own community.
Air Date: 2/6/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA
Regina BenjaminRegina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States. As America's Doctor, she provided the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,500 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American people. In addition, Dr. Benjamin served as chair of the National Prevention Council ─ 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation's health – the National Prevention Strategy.
Suicide Warning Signs that Are Easy to Miss
Every day nearly 100 Americans die by suicide and even higher is the number of people who contemplate suicide. Suicide is a public health issue that touches the lives of millions of people across the nation, and each of us has a role to play in preventing it in our own communities.

Suicide should be everyone's business.

On September 10, 2012, the Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, MD, released the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention detailing the advances we've made in our knowledge, research, and practice of preventing suicide during the past decade.

In this segment, Dr. Benjamin, discusses strategies for suicide prevention and the warning signs that are not always as apparent. Dr. Benjamin also explains the diversity and gender differences in suicide.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
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