Suicide and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Association

Intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicide are suspected to have a strong association.  Please note: “association” does not signify a causal relationship.  Suicide in survivors of IPV may result from several risk factors.  Intimate partner violence describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse (CDC).  Domestic violence is often […]

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Suicide Facts

Formal Definition: Death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior (CDC) Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans.  An estimated 32,000 people take their own lives each year.  Even more people attempt suicide (CDC, Veto Violence) There is 1 suicide for every 25 […]

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