Suicide must no longer continue to be the silent epidemic, so we cannot remain quiet anymore! In 2020, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 45,979 people died by suicide in the United States.
What we all need to know about Suicide is that it remains a serious public health problem, which has lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, as well as communities. The risk of suicide does not discriminate, people of any age, race, ethnicity, or sex can experience suicide risk. However, we do know that certain groups have substantially higher rates of suicide than the general U.S. population (13.9 per 100,000).
These ‘at-risk’ groups which disproportionately experience factors linked to suicide include veterans, those who live in rural areas, sexual/gender minorities, middle-aged adults, as well as tribal populations.
Join Us on October 19th at 1pm PST/4pm EST for Opeeka’s webinar, Suicide Prevention Including the Use of Data and Analytics
Let’s all together help prevent suicide…If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 across the United States. You are not alone, there are supports available, and YOUR LIFE MATTERS!
Opeeka offers a suite of behavioral health efficiency solutions for data collection, care planning, activity tracking, alert generation, outcomes monitoring, warehousing, and analytics tools through P-CIS. Customers range from state departments that manage healthcare, behavioral health or child welfare to private healthcare payers and providers, community-based providers, and individual providers.