The Burden of Suicide in North Carolina

Date: 2013
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Report
Author:  North Carolina Division of Public Health
Publisher:  North Carolina Division of Public Health
State:  North Carolina

This report provides an overview of the public health burden of suicide and self-inflicted injury in North Carolina residents for ages 10 and older overall and for the specific groups of youth and young adults (ages 10 to 24), older adults (age 65 or older), and military veterans (ages 18 or older). It provides state and local health officials, public educators, policy-makers, researchers, and the public with information to identify those who are most susceptible to suicidal behavior and to guide the prioritization of resources, development of strategies, and evaluation of programs for suicide prevention in N.C. Recommendations for suicide prevention are summarized at the end of the report.