Year: 2009 Source: Minnesota Medicine, v.92, no.8, (August 2009). 3p. SIEC No: 20090857

Suicide is a public health problem that claims the lives of approximately 1 million people around the world each year. This article describes suicide rates in the United States & Minnesota & discusses potential effects of the economy on the rate, concerns regarding suicide in the Army, & what clinicians can do to make a difference in the lives of patients who may be at risk. (10 refs.)