Expert: Suicidal Crisis Survivors Isolated By Culture Of Silence.

The NPR (7/12, Aschwanden) “Shots” blog reported, “In 2012, 11.5 million people in the US seriously considered suicide, 4.8 million made a suicide plan, and 2.5 million made a suicide attempt.” While most “people who survive a suicidal crisis don’t go on to kill themselves…they are isolated by a culture of silence, according to DeQuincy Lezine, 37, a clinical psychologist, and suicide attempt survivor” who “helped craft a plan issued Monday by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention that calls for evidence-based support and treatment for people who have had (or are having) suicidal thoughts.” Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that suicide ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the US.

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— “Suicide Attempt Survivors Seek A Voice In Helping Others At Risk,” Christie Aschwanden, National Public Radio, July 11, 2014.

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