USA suicide: Epidemiology.

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Abstract

Suicide is a significant mental and public health issue. The World Health Organization (2012) estimated in 2000 that nearly one million suicides took place worldwide. With a worldwide rate of 16 per 100,000 population, the rate in the United States of over 12 (2010 figures) is below the estimated international rate and can be described as moderate and not among the highest nations. However, as a large country, deaths by suicide in the USA represent an important matter. While suicidal behavior includes the broader spectrum of suicidal ideation, nonfatal suicidal acts (suicide attempts), and the effects of suicide deaths on the bereaved, the focus of this chapter will be on suicide mortality in the United States of America. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved). (chapter)

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  • Death and Dying
  • Epidemiology
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Suicide
  • epidemiology
  • mental health
  • mortality
  • public health

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  • John L. McIntosh

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