Approaching suicide as a public health issue.

  title={Approaching suicide as a public health issue.},
  author={Kerry Louise Knox},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={161 2},
Clinicians generally recognize that suicide is a major and increasingly common cause of death, especially in middle-aged men (1). Less familiar to many clinicians, however, is the concept of suicide as a public health issue (2). Many groups have recognized the burden of suicide as a critical public health concern, as shown by, for example, the 2012 release of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention by the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (3… CONTINUE READING


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