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Published on August 25, 2016

Team UHS Behavioral Health- Broome/Tioga Out of the Darkness Community Walk

As a primary provider of mental health and substance use services in the area, UHS will be participating in this year's Broome/Tioga Out of the Darkness Walk in support of suicide prevention. The walk takes place on Sunday, October 9 and the team is led by CPEP social worker, Brittany Rigoli, LMSW.

Below are some facts about suicide, but they only provide a glimpse into the impact of this epidemic.

  • In 2014 (latest available data), there were 42,773 reported suicide deaths.
  • Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 15 and 64 years in the United States.
  • Currently, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • A person dies by suicide about every 12.3 minutes in the United States.
  • Every day, approximately 117 Americans take their own life.
  • Ninety percent of all people who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
  • There are 3.5 male suicides for every female suicide, but three times as many females as males attempt suicide.
  • 494,169 people visited a hospital for injuries due to self-harm behavior, suggesting that approximately 12 people harm themselves (not necessarily intending to take their lives) for every reported death by suicide.

Please take a moment to check out the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website and donate to Team UHS Behavioral Health, or join to walk, whether you work in the field and/or have been personally affected by mental illness or substance use in your life.

What's New

  • Team UHS Behavioral Health- Broome/Tioga Out of the Darkness Community Walk