CDC Reports Suicide Rising Across the US

CDC Vital Signs ™ Report

June 7, 2018

Suicide rising across the US

  • Nearly 45,000 lives lost to suicide in 2016.
  • Suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of states since 1999.
  • More than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.

Recent Post on @CDCDirector*

June 7, 2018 – Suicides are on the rise, up more than 30% in half of states since 1999. Healthcare providers can make services available by phone or online where treatments are not widely available. http://bit.ly/2Iim0W5 #VitalSigns

Recent Post on CDC Facebook*

June 7, 2018 – Suicides are rising across the US. Suicide is more than a mental health condition — states and communities can adopt comprehensive strategies to prevent suicide. Read more in new Vital Signs report: http://bit.ly/2Iim0W5

Recent Post on CDC Español

June 7, 2018 – Las tasas de suicidio aumentan por todos los EE. UU. El suicidio es más que una afección de salud mental. Los estados y las comunidades pueden adoptar estrategias abarcadoras para prevenirlo. Lea más en el nuevo informe de Signos Vitales. http://bit.ly/2sEMJ50

Recent Post on @CDCgov*

June 7, 2018 – Suicides are rising across the US. Suicide is more than a mental health condition — states and communities can adopt comprehensive strategies to prevent suicide. Read more in new #VitalSigns report: http://bit.ly/2Iim0W5

Recent Post on @CDCespanol

June 7, 2018 – Las tasas de suicidio aumentan por todos los EE. UU. El suicidio es más que una afección de salud mental. Los estados y las comunidades pueden adoptar estrategias abarcadoras para prevenirlo. Lea más en nuevo informe de #SignosVitales: http://bit.ly/2sEMJ50

*Includes a video

Additional Digital Resources

Vital Signs is a CDC report that appears on the first Tuesday of the month as part of the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, or MMWR. The report provides the latest data and information on key health indicators. These are cancer prevention, obesity, tobacco use, motor vehicle passenger safety, prescription drug overdose, HIV/AIDS, alcohol use, health care–associated infections, cardiovascular health, teen pregnancy, food safety, and developmental disabilities.

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What to do if you believe someone is in crisis

If you believe someone is at immediate risk for suicide-they’re saying they intend to kill themselves and/or they have a plan-call 911 and do not leave the person alone under any circumstances. Remove anything they could use to hurt themselves, and escort them to an emergency room.

You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 741741 to message with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free.

 How to Recognize When Someone Is At Risk for Suicide

Understanding how to help someone who may be at risk for suicide is crucial toward reversing this trend.

How to help a loved one you believe is at risk

If you notice a drastic change in someone’s behavior that includes warning signs of suicide, don’t hesitate or assume someone else will intervene. Taking an active role to check on them could save their life

For more information please go to:

Source:  http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/how-to-recognize-when-someone-is-at-risk-for-suicide/ar-AAyoxfk?li=BBnba9O&ocid=iehp

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Understanding Developmental Milestones

Parents: Join us for this special PCCYC Meeting

Highlands Family Success Center

1546 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, NJ

Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

What is Developmental Milestone Screening?
How YOU can track your child’s milestones
How to talk with your pediatrician about developmental milestones and your concerns

Parents/Caregivers of children birth to 4 years old.

Each family will receive a toolkit with helpful materials and resources to help you understand milestones and to help you track your own child’s milestones. Each participating family will also receive a small gift card in appreciation of their participation.

Call to Register (973) 506-6575. Light refreshments will be served.

See Flyer for More Details

Community Blood Drive Sponsored by Flags & Jewelry LLC

Wednesday, June 6th 2018

2:30pm—6:30pm

1926 Union Valley Road Hewitt, NJ

All donors will receive the following free Health Screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Pulse, Iron & Blood Type
WALK-INS WELCOME!!! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!

 

BLOOD DRIVE FLYER

Free Summer Wellness Challenge!

The Ringwood and Wanaque Health Department is having their Annual Summer Wellness Challenge starting June 18th! The event is FREE for all participants. Activities will include walks, meditation, outdoor yoga classes, nutrition education, and more.

Activities will be in the evenings, mornings and during the day! The Kick-Off is on June 18th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Ringwood Public Library.

For more information or to register please contact Aurea De Leon, Health Educator at Aurea.Deleon@atlantichealth.org or (973) 831-5455

Wellness Challenge 2018 Flyer

Wallisch Homestead Original Art Exhibition

West Milford’s 1st Annual Road to Senior Resources

Learn about West Milford’s extensive community health resources & recreational activities for seniors

June 2nd – 11AM – 3PM

West Milford Recreation Center – 66 Cahill Cross Rd.

FREE LUNCH – RAFFLES – DOOR PRIZES – FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING LUNCH SERVED 11:30-12:00

**Free informational packets and safety tools will be distributed

Representatives from numerous organizations will speak to the community about resources for local and area residents.

Contact Marilyn Lichtenberg to pre-register and be entered to win a door prize 973-248-5427

Hosted by the West Milford Health Advisory Board and the Highlands Family Success Center

West Milford Senior Event Flyer

West Milford CASA Community Dinner

Community Awareness Dinner

Saturday May 19th, 2018

Doors open 6pm, Speaker begins 7pm

Almond Branch Church and Agape Childcare Center

184 Marshall Hill Rd, West Milford, 07480

**Great food, useful information, and fun door prizes!**

To register, email CASA@westmilford.org

CASA Community Awareness Dinner Flyer 2018

Free Narcan Training in West Milford

Immunizations and Protecting Your Family @highlandsfsc

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with a free workshop @highlandsfsc

FREE Savings & Credit Education Workshop

Wednesday April 25, 2018 

2:00-3:00pm

In collaboration with  Wells Fargo Bank of West Milford

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