With suicides among young North Carolinians ages 15-24 on the rise, particularly in firearm-related deaths, people at all levels of the healthcare system need effective strategies to reverse this trend.
A recent article in the NC Medical Journal discusses actions that healthcare providers, policy-makers, and the general public can take to reduce the risk of firearm-related suicides for this at-risk age group.
This article is part of the NC Medical Journal's issue on firearm injuries in NC, which also covers highlights on other at-risk groups, examples of community programs from across the state, and data about the issue.
To learn more, check out the ADL's July 15 Highlighted Article:
Actionable Steps for Preventing Firearm Suicides among Adolescents and Young Adults
To see other articles on firearms in NC, check out the July/August NC Medical Journal issue:
Reducing Firearm Injury & Death in North Carolina