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The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence. Visit to learn more.

Sep 24, 2019

American suicide rates are at their highest point in 50 years; we are in what some have called a suicide crisis. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the American Health Podcast is marking this important time with a series of podcasts focusing on research and evidence-based practices around suicide prevention. In Part 1 of the series, we lay the groundwork for the episodes to follow, taking a look at recent changes in U.S. suicide rates and the importance of increased awareness and understanding of suicide.