Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources Available in Pennsylvania

With the tragic news of the death of Robin Williams from an apparent suicide, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society (PaPS) remind health care practitioners that these resources are available:

American Psychiatric Association: Webpage on suicide

Suicide claims the lives of over 1,300 Pennsylvanians each year; an average of 3.5 lives each day.

A new law to help increase awareness of youth suicide in Pennsylvania will go into effect for the 2015-2016 school year.