Suicide and Suicide Prevention: The Big Picture
From Jeff Layne
Education Development Center; Former Staff,
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Education Development Center; Former Coordinator,
California Office of Suicide Prevention
Both speakers are working on the suicide prevention campaign for the North State region as part of the California Mental Services Act. In this presentation, they share data about the scope of the problem and show the variations in suicide rates by gender, age, ethnicity, and method of suicide. They explain that rural areas tend to have higher rates of suicide, and Northern California is no exception. Far Northern California counties, including Butte County, have the highest rates of suicide in California. The speakers also point out that there are more resources than ever before to prevent and educate about suicide. California now has a statewide suicide prevention plan.
Recorded: March 16, 2012