Suicide rates on the rise in US, but shame continues to surround the issue

    Suicide rates have been rising for the last decade, and suicide is among the top ten causes of death in this country.

    Despite the high incidence, the topic is still surrounded by shame and silence. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss how suicide affects those left behind.

    If you are concerned about a loved one, or need help yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 – 273 – TALK (8255)

    For more on this topic, listen to Suicide: “Finding the Light Within,” on Voices in the Family today at noon. Listen to WHYY live.

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