Suicide has grown into a major public health problem. In response, New York State has been aggressively pursuing impactful suicide prevention programming. While both the nation and State have witnessed an increase in the suicide rate over the last two decades, New York’s rate has stayed about the same since 2012.
The Centers for Disease Control lists New York as having the lowest suicide rate in the nation. But even one death by suicide is too many.
More work must be done.