How To Prevent Suicides in America
By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon
In 2013 over 21,000 suicides were committed with a firearm. Guns are a particularly deadly way to try and commit suicide; ingesting poison or pills rarely results in death. But suicide attempts with guns are fatal 95% of the time.
In this article, Kimberly Yonkers, a clinician and researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, calls for additional research on suicide and how to prevent suicides committed with guns.