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Preventing Suicide Takes a Public Health Approach

Co-authored by: Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, Director of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services "Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off." CDC Director Tom Frieden reminded us of that Paul Brodeur quotation last year while talking to CDC workers about suicide - its devastation and its implications as a public-health issue. We don't think this could ring more true for any topic that we work on here at CDC's Injury Center and at SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services.
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