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How to address the growing behavioral health crisis

The suicide rate in the United States has risen over the past 20 years to become the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of ten and 34, write partner Erica Hutchins Coe, senior partner Martin Dewhurst, senior partner Tom Latkovic, and co-authors in a recent report from the McKinsey Health Institute (MHI). And by winter of 2021, the weekly rate of ER visits by adolescents who attempted suicide was 39 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels. By taking action to address this urgent public health issue, organizations, educators, healthcare professionals, governments, and society at large could help millions in crisis. This #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, learn about ongoing efforts by MHI and its collaborators to improve crisis care in the United States, and check out these insights on mental health in the workplace and beyond.

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