Noting that suicides are more frequent than murders in the United States, the surgeon general has devised a national suicide-prevention strategy that calls on all sectors of society--including K-12 school districts--to work together to reduce the number of suicides.

In a report released May 2, Surgeon General David Satcher emphasizes the need for greater awareness of the problem, earlier intervention, and better support to help those who are at risk of committing suicide. Suicide


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