Suicide Prevention With Researchers Jane Pearson And Craig Bryan On Thursday's Access Utah

Jun 28, 2018

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About 123 people die of suicide every day in the U.S. It’s the 10th-leading cause of death for Americans and the No. 2 killer of teens.  According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 45,000 Americans died by suicide in 2016 and the vast majority of states saw increases in the rates of suicide between 1999 and 2016. Suicide is the leading cause of death in Utah for youths ages 10 to 17. The state’s suicide rate for all ages is more than 60 percent above the national average. Recent celebrity deaths have also shone a spotlight on the problem. We’ll talk about it with Jane Pearson, a suicide research expert at the National Institute of Mental Health in Maryland; and Craig Bryan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah.