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Comment & Response
July 27, 2020

Trends in US Suicide Deaths

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychology, Adler University, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Pediatr. Published online July 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1999

To the Editor Mishara and Stijelja1 concisely report on a topic of serious importance and consequence in the context of rising US suicide rates. Their explicit listing of potential explanations for seemingly ineffective prevention may be interpreted as a call for action. With the foundation readily prepared for the work, unpacking these preconceived notions may lead to actionable decisions and, if possible, a necessary repaving of suicidology’s path.

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