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Mental Health Matters Podcast: Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide


In 2020, suicide was the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 45,000 people. Suicide doesn’t discriminate—it impacts people of different ages, races, and genders. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Arielle Sheftall, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. We learn about who is at increased risk for suicide, how it’s impacting the nation’s youth, and most importantly, what we’re doing about this tragic and preventable issue.


Source: National Institute of Mental Health. (2023). Understanding and preventing youth suicide.