We may be a week behind in commemorating, but last week was national Suicide Prevention Week. For those of us who are mental health consumers or providers, we all have known individuals lost to the tragedy of suicide. It's a public health problem that needs more public attention.
To increase public awareness, the National council on Community Behavioral Healthcare has developed resource materials, including an infographic, "Not Another Life to Lose: Suicide in America." Also available is the latest issue of the National Council Magazine, "Suicide Prevention: Not Another Life to Lose." Finally, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention has released its "2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, " detailing its goals for reducing suicide over the next decade.
We encourage you to read these materials and share with others.