20 Nov Suicide: Across All Ages and Stages Conference
The Ridge Behavioral Health System, the Kentucky Hospital Association, and the Advocacy Action Network will host the Suicide: Across All Ages and Stages Conference on December 7 in Lexington. This conference will address many of the causes of suicide as well as prediction and prevention. The keynote presentation will discuss the intersection of opioid misuse and suicide.
Suicide takes life without regard to age, income, education, social standing, race, or gender. Overall, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans, the 2nd leading cause of death for adults ages 25-34, and the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24. In Kentucky, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death. On average, one person dies by suicide every 12 hours in Kentucky.
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (firstname.lastname@example.org).