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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 29, 2019

Almost 3 out of 4 people who attempt suicide have visited their primary care doctor in the month before their attempt, but it’s only recently that clinicians have started to receive training to screen for suicide risk among their patients. 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 4, we'll talk about resources available to help doctors and nurses screen for suicide risk among their patients.