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SUICIDES IN THE US AND MISSISSIPPI: DISTURBING TRENDS

August 16, 2023 by Sudhakar Madakasira

Sudhakar Madakasira, MD, DLFAPA Suicide is a terrible human tragedy and potentially preventable. As suicide rates have steadily increased over the past few decades, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was established in 2004 to provide 24/7 suicide crisis intervention and support via a toll-free telephonic hotline. The US Surgeon General in 2012 announced a National Strategy for Prevention of Suicides (1). Suicide prevention is becoming recognized as a public health responsibility rather than that of the clinical settings (2). A previous study reported that suicide was the tenth most common cause of death in Mississippi (MS) in 1996 and the…

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